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Spring is almost here, which means it's almost time to schedule your end-of-season heater service. It's also almost time to change the filter on your furnace. If you don't change the filter on your furnace on a regular basis, you could be setting yourself up for some problems. Here are just four of the benefits you'll enjoy when you change your filters at least once every three months, or four times a year.
Your Heater Will Last Longer
If you leave the filter in place until it's completely coated with dirt and debris, your heater is going to suffer the consequences. A dirty filter prevents air from flowing through properly, which causes your heater to work harder than it should have to. Not only that, but the excess dirt will get pushed through to your heater, which could lead to furnace fires. Changing your filter at least once every three months will help you avoid those problems and prolong the life of your heater.
Your Home Will Smell Better
If you've been noticing that your home smells dirty, even after you clean it thoroughly, the problem could hiding in your filters. A clean air filter helps remove the musty odor from your home. However, once your filter gets dirty, those odors will filter right through the vents into your home. Unfortunately, the odors will persist, and get worse, until you change the filter in your furnace.
Your Family Will Breathe Easier
If you and your family have been suffering from lingering allergy symptoms, you may need to change the filter in your furnace. One of the problems associated with dirty filters is that allergens can get trapped inside. Unfortunately, that means that you and your family will suffer from persistent allergy symptoms. Dirty filters can also lead to flu-like symptoms, as well as increased asthma flare-ups. To prevent unhealthy air quality in your home, you need to be changing your air filters at least once every three months.
Your Ducts Will Stay Cleaner
If you're tired of cleaning your vent covers every couple of months, or finding dirt building up on the walls around your vent covers, it's time to start changing your furnace filters more often. Dirty vent covers and walls are a sign that too much dirt is filtering through your ducts. Unfortunately, dirty filters can cause additional dirt and debris to build up in your ducts. You can help keep your ducts clean by changing your furnace filters more frequently.
Contact a heating service for more help.