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How frequently should I replace my furnace filter?

Posted May 14th, 2020 in Healthy Home TIps, Heating

How frequently should I replace my furnace filter?

A dirty or clogged Furnace Filter can cause all sorts of operational issues with HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning) System. 

Most Niagara homes have a standard 1" wide filter that we slide out and replace once a season (4 times per year). This filter keeps debris from entering your Furnace Compartment. When clogged, it restricts the air flow and can cause the high limit switch to trip and consequently shut off the furnace. Other complications can also arise from clogged filters so it's best to check them monthly.

Homes with pets (especially long hair) may want to consider more frequent filter changes as well as professional duct and furnace cleaning.

The furnace filter is necessary to catch debris however, doesn't trap fine dust and allergens. Built-in (to furnace) electronic air cleaners and Clean FX purifiers are a step up in improving the indoor air quality inside your home. These units are installed by your HVAC technician and vary in degrees of IAQ (indoor air quality) delivery. The Clean FX system delivers 1200x better air quality than a standard 1" filter.

Recommended contractor in Niagara for improving indoor air quality. Konkle has affordable solutions and over 35 years experience in the industry. www.konkleplumbing.com or call 905-563-4847.

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