Is your furnace filter ready for winter? With fall officially starting this month, Ontario is just months away from its first snowfall and that means your residential and commercial HVAC units are about to start running in overtime.
Now is the best time to switch out your furnace filter, and it will help you to both save money and keep your air clean.
Furnace filters are your property’s first line of defence against allergens, dust and other airborne particles, and they also protect your furnace's fans and heating coil from being damaged by these particles.
Furnace filters help your HVAC system to run at optimal levels. By changing this filter regularly, especially in fall and spring before the winter and summer months, you will make sure your home is a healthy and comfortable place for your family.
Georgian Duct Cleaning has listed four key benefits of replacing your furnace filter this fall:
1 - Improved furnace efficiency
When your filter becomes dirty, your furnace must work much harder to pull in cool air. This means your furnace is working far from as efficient as it can possibly run - this results in higher heating costs.
Not only will your HVAC system be cheaper to run, but replacing your furnace filter means you will save on the cost of repairing and replacing parts that get damaged as a result of poorly performing filters.
2 - Extending the life of your HVAC unit
Replacing your furnace filters on a regular basis will extend the life of your HVAC unit. The most common reason a heating and air conditioning system breaks down is because of a dirty filter, which results in the accumulation of dirt and the inability of air being able to pass into the system. As a result, the system overheats.
Replacing the furnace filter regularly is a simple way to extend the life of your HVAC system and reduce the chance of costly replacements.
3 - Improved air quality
Maintaining healthy air quality is important if anyone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma. Dirty air filters will lead to worse air quality and that will lead to the exacerbation of symptoms.
Replacing your filter will improve the overall air quality within your home, and remove contaminants from the air by trapping them and prevent them from entering the ductwork.
4 - Keeping your system clean
Due to the filter removing all kinds of dirt from the air, it actually helps to keep your furnace clean and running efficiently. Keeping this debris out will ensure you stay away from costly equipment repairs and replacements.
How often should replace my filter?
For maximum cost savings, we recommend that you replace your filter every two to three months. However, this depends on a variety of factors, including how many animals you have in your home; if anyone smokes inside; how often your furnace runs; how dusty your home is and how often you have windows and doors open.
Georgian Duct Cleaning is a family owned business in Simcoe County with over 20 years of experience working with residential, commercial and industrial HVAC ducts. Call us for a free quote or for more information.