When Was the Last Time You Checked Your Furnace Air Filter?

Furnace air filter

The harder your furnace works to keep you comfortable in your Hudson Valley home, the more attention it needs to stay running at its best – especially when it comes to checking and changing your furnace filters.

During the winter, when your forced air heating equipment is running almost constantly, your filters are working overtime to remove hair, dust and other particles from the air in your home. If you haven’t checked your filter since the New Year, you are overdue for a swap-out.

Why is replacing your air filter so important? Good question. As an air filter clogs, it traps heated air before it has a chance to flow into your home; this makes your furnace have to overwork to do its job. Over time, this overwork will lead to:

The good news is you can avoid many of these problems simply by checking your furnace filter once a month during heating season. It takes less than five minutes to do, and replacement filters are generally fairly inexpensive.

See your owner’s manual to learn how to check your filter – if you have any problems, just contact us.

Check your filter once a month to avoid unnecessary furnace repairs and premature furnace breakdowns. If your furnace (or boiler) isn’t working as well as you think it should, contact Porco Energy today – we will figure out the problem so you stay safe and warm this winter.