1/31/2018 6:00 AM

This One Thing Can Make Your Home So Much Better

As homeowners, we know we need to take care of our homes and maintain them to keep them running efficiently. Dusting and vacuuming, cleaning out gutters, mowing the lawn, shoveling snow, and keeping our appliances running well is essential. But do you know what ONE thing you can do to help not only keep your utility bills lower but also keep your whole family healthier? It’s as simple as changing out your furnace filter each month!

Changing Your Furnace Filter Each Month Can Extend The Life Of Your HVAC Unit

Your filter is named appropriately. Each day, it takes the contaminants and dirt and dust out of the air in your home. And all of that accumulates on the filter. That accumulation can lead to breakdowns in the HVAC unit, especially during the winter when windows are closed and more people are trapped inside their homes unable to go outside in the cold. Repairs or a replacement can get expensive quickly.

Changing Your Furnace Filter Each Month Can Help Keep Your Energy Costs Down

With those clogged, dirty filters, your HVAC system will need to work harder to force clean air through to your home. By changing out your filter monthly, you’ll be able to help reduce your heating and cooling costs by 5 to 15%, on average.

Changing Your Furnace Filter Each Month Will Contribute To Better Air Quality In Your Home

As those clogs start on the filter, they build quickly. Dust mites, dust, pollen, smoke, mold, dander, and more all need to be filtered out of your home’s air. If you change out your air filter each month, it will not get as clogged and dirty. More clean air will pass through the filter and make its way into your home. Your family will see a difference in the air quality for sure!

Changing Your Furnace Filter Each Month Can Contribute To A Cleaner House

Your furnace filter helps to remove dust from the air. As the air in your home circulates, the dust is removed from the air when your furnace is operating at peak efficiency. If your furnace filter is clogged, that dust doesn’t get filtered out and settles on your furnishings and in your curtains.

Changing Your Furnace Filter Each Month Is An Inexpensive Step Toward Homeowner Peace Of Mind

Keeping your maintenance and repair costs down, and potentially reducing utility bills, can all help contribute to a homeowner’s peace of mind about the state of their investment.

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