In our last blog we discussed cleaning the filter on your furnace. Today, let’s talk about replacing your furnace filter. Although you can clean your filter and keep it working for a while, at some point most filters will need to be replaced.
How often you should replace your filter will depend on the system you have and the conditions in your home. Here are some things to consider when it comes to replacing your furnace filter. Some units need to be changed about every three months, but others can last much longer. Some of the factors to keep in mind include:
- Whether or not you have pets?
- Are there any smokers who live in your home?
- What kind of filter do you use?
As we mentioned last time, a dirty filter can reduce the efficiency of your unit and cost you more money. It can also contribute to poor air quality in your home. If your filter is dirty and a good washing doesn’t seem to help that much then you should probably change your filter.
If you need assistance with changing your filter or you’re not sure where to buy one then contact Comfort Air an HVAC company servicing Portland OR and the surrounding areas.