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Changing the Filter on Your Furnace

Learn the Easiest Way to Save Money and Improve Your Comfort!

furnace filter new hampshireWho isn’t looking for a few smart ways to save a little money these days? Changing the filter on your furnace is an easy way to keep your heating system running more efficiently—which helps keep fuel costs down. Because the filter protects your heating equipment from dirt and dust, it helps prevent problems that could lead to a breakdown—or expensive repair. Additionally, a clean filter will also help improve the air quality in your home, reducing dust and allergens.

Usually, our technicians will replace the filter during your seasonal maintenance. But for the best results, the filter on your furnace should be changed more than once a year. Monthly or every other month is best in the winter—or all year, if you utilize central A/C, too.

If you aren’t sure what type of filter or the size you need, ask us. Some filters are even washable—you can put them in the top rack of your dishwasher and reuse them: a great, green solution! Pleated filters can go longer before changes. Just make sure you put a reminder in your calendar, so you don’t forget.

It’s easy, and not even messy if you do it regularly. Here’s how, in 4 easy steps:

  1. Locate the filter rack: Usually, it’s installed at the return or at the entrance to the blower chamber.
  2. Slide the filter out: If you need to pull, check for a locking mechanism, and disengage it. Disposable filters have a cardboard frame. If your filter has a metal or plastic frame, it is most likely washable.
  3. Replace the filter: Look for the arrow pointing to the direction of air flow. Make sure you install the filter the right way (towards the blower).
  4. Secure the door or filter rack: re-engage the locking mechanism. That’s it—you’re done!

Looking for an Easier Option?

If one more thing on your to-do list is just not an option, consider an electronic air cleaner. It does the same job but eliminates the need to regularly replace filters. While an electronic air cleaner must be cleaned, you can add it to your annual furnace tune-up and maintenance. Consider our service plans, which include seasonal maintenance as well as priority emergency service and valuable discounts on any necessary repairs.

The bottom line is that ignoring your filters can damage your furnace and shorten its lifespan. Additionally, the harder your furnace works, struggling to push that heat into your home, the more energy it uses. The more energy your furnace uses, the more it costs each month.

Our team of experienced pros is happy to answer your questions—and if you have been postponing, it’s never too late to schedule your tune-up. Contact us today and start enjoying cleaner air, and improved efficiency.