How often should you change your filter?
Your furnace filter plays an important role in the heating and cooling of your home. Furnace filters are designed to trap particles that are pulled through your cold air ducts and routed back to the heat exchange before being pushed back into your home. When those filters are not changed, it can not only affect the air quality in your home but can also affect the air flow to your vents.
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There is no set formula, as every home is different. The type of filters you use also makes a big difference. Typical one-inch fiberglass filters need to be changed monthly; more durable filters, such as the orange/white MERV8 filters can go about six months before being changed. The cleanliness of your air ducts also is a big factor in how long your filters can go between changes. Dirty air ducts, pet hair and dust and grime can have a huge impact on your home’s indoor air quality by decreasing efficiency of the air conditioner and furnace.
If the air quality in your home is poor or you are not getting enough air flow to the rooms in your home, schedule an appointment with Atlas Butler to have one of our trained technicians examine your furnace. You can also call us at 614-681-2167 to schedule an appointment.