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Top 3 Reasons Why It’s Important to Change Your Furnace Filter

Your furnace has been working hard all winter to keep your home nice and comfortable. Chances are it’s time to give your HVAC system a little love and replace the furnace filter. We recommend changing your filter every three months. This necessary step is important to preserve and prolong the life of your HVAC unit. Read on to learn the top three reasons you should change your filter every three months.

1. Maintains Healthy Air

Air quality is perhaps the most important reason to regularly change your furnace filter. A dirty or old furnace filter doesn’t do an adequate job at filtering out the allergens that can affect the health of you and your family. Dirty air filters can make health conditions like allergies and asthma much worse.

2. Saves Big on Energy Costs

A clogged furnace filter makes your furnace work harder to heat your home to the desired temperature. In turn, your furnace will run more often and drive up utility costs. It’s estimated that regularly replacing your filter could save you up to 15% on your utility costs per year.

3. Extends the Life of Your HVAC Unit

Many of the service calls for broken furnaces we receive here at Columbia Heating and Cooling were simply caused by dirty furnace filters. A filter with an accumulation of dirt simply won’t allow as much air to pass through to heat your home. In turn, this can cause your HVAC system to work harder and the entire system to overheat and breakdown. Replacing your furnace filter every three months is a simple way to prolong the life of your HVAC unit and save you money on potentially expensive repair or replacement costs.

If you’re having problems with your HVAC unit, caused by a dirty air filter or otherwise, we’re here to help! Columbia Heating and cooling provides 24/7 emergency repair and installation. Our NATE certified technicians are standing by to assist you with repairs, replacements or tune-ups. Have questions or concerns about your HVAC unit? Give us a call today.