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When Should You Change Your Furnace Filter? October 26, 2017

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When Should You Change Your Furnace Filter?, Lincoln, Nebraska

According to ENERGY STAR®, dirt and neglect are the top causes of heating and cooling system failure. That’s why every heating contractor stresses the importance of changing your filters regularly. Filters trap dust, dirt, and other contaminants to keep your system clean.

Here are some tips for when to change your filters:

  • Dusty Environment: Some locations produce more dust than others, which could affect the performance of your HVAC unit. If you get a lot of dust in your home, change filters every one to two months to avoid clogs and overheating.

  • heating contractorPresence of Pets: Consider the number of pets in your home when deciding how often to change filters. As your furry cats and dogs shed, small hairs can accumulate in your filters over time. Change your filters every month if you have multiple animals.

  • Burning Smell: If you notice a burning smell coming from your furnace, it could mean the filter or blower motor is overheating. This can be caused by inadequate airflow within the system, which puts you in a dangerous situation. You’ll need a heating contractor to perform an inspection right away.

  • Increased Energy Bills: A filter that’s clogged and dirty slows air flow, making the fans and other parts work harder. This increase in energy use results in higher operational costs. Replacing your filter with a clean one can help you save up to 15% on your energy bill.

  • Health Problems: Are your allergies getting worse lately? A compromised filter could be affecting your indoor air quality. Pet dander, pollen, dust, and other particles can accumulate in your filters and recirculate through the vents, triggering your symptoms. If you’re sneezing more often, change your filters.

If you need help changing your filter or repairing your furnace, leave it to a professional heating contractor from Noakes Heating and Air in Lincoln, NE. They offer excellent air conditioning and heating system installation, maintenance, and repair services throughout southeast Nebraska. Call (402) 223-5348 today to schedule a visit from a heating contractor, and visit them online to learn more.

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