As a homeowner, it’s important to keep up with furnace maintenance. One way to do this is by replacing furnace filters regularly. But how often should this be done? Read on for a quick guide to to furnace filter maintenance:
How often should furnace filters be replaced?
It’s generally recommended that furnace filters be replaced or cleaned every month. To make sure you don’t forget, set an alert on your calendar as a reminder.
Why is replacing furnace filters so important?
Because it promotes good air flow and prevents stress on blowers. A clogged filter will restrict air flow, causing your system to work harder and less efficiently. This use can lead to a shorter lifespan for your system overall. Not sure what type of filter you need? Our team at AAA Heating & Cooling can help you select the best option for your home and family. Just give us a call!
What about media filters?
Media filters should be replaced once a year, possibly twice depending on your home. Homes with pets or smokers may need to replace media filters more frequently. Consider adding an alert to your calendar for six months after you install a new media filter. That way you can be sure to stay on top of regular filter changes and keep your family breathing easy all year long.
Contact Us for Help with Your Furnace Filters
It’s important to regularly replace or clean your furnace filters. We recommend monthly replacement for 1″ filters and annual (possibly bi-annual) replacement of media filters. By staying on top of this simple maintenance task, you can ensure good air flow and prevent stress on your system – leading to a longer lifespan for your furnace overall.
If you have questions about which type of filter is right for your home, give AAA Heating & Cooling in St Louis or St Charles a call – we’d be happy to help!