Do I Really Need to Change my Furnace Filter?

YES! Freezing temperatures can make your furnace work harder and without the proper maintenance it can cause the unit to break.

During peak winter months, one of the main causes of failure is a clogged filter. Whether a residential, commercial or industrial furnace, your HVAC system needs the filter changed with more frequency during peak seasons. This is an easy and inexpensive step but a very important one!

Furnace filters can be trusted with catching dust, pet dander, and other airborne bacteria, depending on the efficiency, but when your filter is old a few things happen: your filter gets clogged, your furnace has to work harder to push air through, and what does make it through are particles of the dust and build up. Checking and changing your furnace filter regularly help avoid all of these things.

A clean filter will not only help your furnace continue to operate efficiently but it will also extend its life, improve air quality and help you with allergies and asthma.

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Spring Flu: What Mom Should Know

With cold and flu season upon us, there are important things to know in order to protect yourself and your family against the flu.

Disinfecting and cleaning the surfaces alone, won’t do. That only removes particles that have already landed on tables, floors, countertops and other surfaces. However, flu particles can linger in the air when a person coughs, sneezes, talks or breathes and spread to other people that walk by.

Indoor air quality plays an important factor in preventing the virus from spreading through your house. During winter and spring, when windows are kept sealed and your heaters are constantly running, stagnant, recycled air will harbor airborne allergens and bacteria – making it more important to get the right filter and change it regularly. Doing so is an important aspect of keeping your indoor air clean and free from dust and particles that can contain airborne infections.

The right filter can capture the smallest microbes in the air, reducing harmful airborne germs that not only include cold and flu viruses, but also dust, pollen, mold spores and pet dander.

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Fall Is Home Maintenance Season: Prepare Your Home for Winter

Fall is an ideal time to get your home ready for the winter months ahead. Take advantage of the moderate temperatures to…

  • Inspect and repair any damages to your home’s interior and exteriors
  • Apply weather stripping to windows and doors
  • Clean out gutters
  • Change out batteries for your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
  • Have your heating system checked by a licensed contractor
  • Order new furnace filters

Heating can amount to almost 50% of your total energy consumption during winter so make sure your furnace is in optimal working condition. A new filter will not only help your furnace run smoother but also consume less energy to help keep these costs down.

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