Part of your home’s preventative maintenance this fall should include changing your furnace filter. A clogged filter reduces airflow, which costs you money in the form of reduced efficiency, higher electricity bills and reduced lifespan of your HVAC system. In addition, a clogged filter can cause your furnace to breakdown or in severe cases be a fire hazard.
To avoid higher energy costs and/or expensive repairs, please ensure
1. Your furnace filter is examined monthly and replaced every 90 days (check the manufacturer’s recommendations for full details). Try adding a reminder to your calendar for the first day of each quarter.
2. Keep your cold air return registers clean and unobstructed.
Keep in mind that some filters perform much better than others. If you need some help deciding which to use, contact a Direct Energy recommended vendor like Furnace Filter King to assist you in making the right choice for your home.