Reasons Why Terre Haute Residents Should Change Their Furnace Filters

Changing your air filters every six months is an important task that every homeowner should be completing. Below are four reasons why homeowners should change their filters.

1. Keep energy costs from skyrocketing. When you have a dirty air filter, your furnace has to work harder to heat your home. Since your furnace is working harder to heat your home, it is also using more energy than necessary. Consistently changing your air filter can save you up to 5 to 15 percent on your total utility costs.

2. Keep your HVAC system healthy. According to Doug Nevins, the owner of Carbon Heating and Air, the most common reason a furnace stops working is due to a dirty filter. A dirty filter stops air from passing through your furnace. Worst case scenario, a dirty filter can cause your furnace to overheat. 

3. Keep your air quality health. Does someone in your family suffer from asthma or allergies? Dirty filters cause your ductwork to distribute poor air quality, which can affect any family members with asthma or allergies.

4. Keep it easy.  Replacing your filter is an easy step to take to extend your furnace’s life and keep your utility costs as low as possible. Rest easy at night knowing you’re doing everything you can to keep your furnace in good shape.

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