Winter – love it or hate it, it comes once each year. And since it often brings us lower than normal temperatures matched with weather conditions such as snow and ice, we tend to rely on our heating systems more than any other appliance for the duration of the season.
- Functionality: As we have said so many times before, furnaces often fail because the filter is dirty or clogged. In order to give your system life this winter (and next winter for that matter), you must change your air filters at least every 3 months, if not sooner.
- Energy costs: Since your furnace is used quite extensively throughout the winter months, it’s not unusual to see a spike in your energy costs. However, when your filters are dirty, your furnace will have to work even harder, causing costs to rise more. To keep energy costs at a manageable level, you’ll want to change your air filters often!
- Air quality: Chances are you won’t be opening your windows during the winter to receive fresh air. The good news, though, is that you don’t need to in order to keep your indoor air quality fresh and clean! By cleaning your filters often, your furnace can aid in this process.