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Menards Home Improvement: "Changing Furnace Filters"

Menards Home Improvement: "Changing Furnace Filters"
Posted at 3:41 PM, Nov 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-01 15:41:41-04

During the upcoming months, changing your furnace filters regularly will be extremely important in keeping the air in your home healthy, fresh and safe. During colder periods of time when you are inside more often, it’s especially important to inspect & change your furnace filter every few weeks.

  • As your filter collects various bits of dust, pet dander, pollen, etc., it starts to get clogged. Over time, the clog can build up and make it much more difficult for air to pass through. This causes the blower to work harder to force warm air in to your home, increasing your energy bill and eventually causing the blower motor to overheat and burn out.
  • Also, the reduction in airflow means it will take longer to heat your home. If the filters get too stopped up and your airflow gets too bad, there’s a chance many rooms further away from the HVAC system won’t get any warm air at all! Essentially, this means higher heating costs to you.
  • In addition, if you don’t replace your filter often enough, anyone living in your home with asthma, allergies or other respiratory problems may find their symptoms aggravated when the air is not effectively cleansed.
  • Changing your furnace filters regularly is the best thing you can do to ensure proper furnace operation all winter long. Filters work to clean debris and dust from the air, resulting in better indoor air quality.

There are several different types of filters that are used today depending on what type of system you have. Selecting a filter that fits your home’s lifestyle has never been easier. Write the date on the filter when you install it so you can easily do an inspection in the weeks ahead. Simple to change and benefits galore!

Source: Press Release