Why You Should Clean or Replace Your Furnace Filter at Least Every 3 Months.

blogIf you’ve been told and strictly adhere to the belief that a furnace filter should be cleaned or replaced every 30 days without fail, you are among millions of Americans who routinely err on the side of caution.

Can you look both ways before crossing a street too many times? Of course not. Should you keeping looking both ways for hours on end, even though there have been numerous safe opportunities to cross in the meantime? There’s the other extreme, the kind that will get you nowhere – literally.

Proper furnace maintenance falls into the same category. You want to do a thorough and effective job, but there’s no need to drive yourself crazy in the process. So from Service Pros to you, here’s a rational, safe, and effective way to care for your furnace – and your filter in particular – without overdoing it:

  • Clean or replace your filter 90 days. While every 30 days is probably overdoing it, waiting longer than 90 days to clean or replace your filter can put your home and family at an unsafe risk.
  • What’s the big deal about cleaning or changing my filter? Furnace filters are designed to trap and collect dirt, dust, and other airborne pollutants to help keep them out of the warm air distributed throughout your home by your air ducts. Well, since indoor air (on average) is 2 – 5 times more polluted than outdoor air, your filter plays a mighty big role in keeping your air clean and helping your furnace run as efficiently as possible.
  • What can go wrong if I simply leave my filter alone? The more clogged your filter becomes, the harder your furnace has to work to push warm air through it. That places added strain on your filter and, over time, can lead to highly preventable repairs and premature failure. An overworked furnace also tends to overheat and that can lead to a home fire.
  • What are the benefit of timely and regular filter cleaning and, when necessary replacement? Will your car run for years on end if you never replace the oil? Of course not. Can you count on the ultimate in dental health without routine cleanings and examinations? You know the answer. Well, in the case of your furnace, routine cleaning and replacement provides the following benefits: cleaner indoor air, fewer repair problems, longer system lifespan, and lower utility costs.

Is proper filter care enough to ensure a healthy furnace? While it’s a good first step, more is required. That’s why all furnace manufacturers recommend an annual cleaning and inspection by a qualified home heating professional. Throughout the Memphis and Jackson, MS areas, you can count on Service Pros to take the best possible care of your furnace for the ultimate in home comfort, convenience, and added safety.

Has it been a year or longer since your furnace was last professionally maintained? Then contact us today for service. It’s really just that simple.

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