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Have You Checked Your Furnace Air Filter Lately?

Furnace air filter

Your furnace has gotten quite a workout over the last few weeks as it works day and night to keep things warm and comfortable in your Massachusetts home.

One thing that happens when your heating equipment is running all-out like that is that your furnace filters have to do double-duty to remove hair, dust and other particles from the constantly cycling air in your home. If you haven’t checked your filter since before the holidays, you are overdue (during the height of winter, you should check them about every month or so).

Here’s why: when an air filter clogs, it traps heated air before it has a chance to flow into your home, making your furnace work harder to do its job. Over time, this overwork will lead to:

  • Higher bills – Operating your system with dirty filters can cost you far more money than the filters themselves.
  • Less comfort – When your filter is blocked, your home won’t be as cozy as it should be, since your furnace won’t be moving air the way it was designed to do.
  • Unnecessary repairs – Over time, an overworked heating system will wear down, leading to an unnecessary (and possibly costly) heating system repair.

The good news is you can avoid many of these problems simply by checking your furnace filter once a month during heating season. It takes less than five minutes to do, and replacement filters are generally fairly inexpensive.

See your owner’s manual to learn how to check your filter – if you have any problems, just call us.

Check your filter once a month to avoid unnecessary repairs and premature breakdowns. If your furnace (or boiler) isn’t working as well as you think it should, contact us today – we will figure out the problem so you stay safe and warm this winter.