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Furnace Filter: Have You Checked Yours Lately?

furnace air filter heating system repair fairfield countyYour furnace has been hard at work for months keeping your family warm through the Connecticut winter. Are you helping it by checking its air filter?

Furnace air filters remove hair, dust and other particles from the constantly cycling air in your home. If you haven’t checked your filter this year, you are overdue (during heating season, you should check them about every month or so, changing them as needed).

Why is it so important to stay on top of air filter changes? Well, when an air filter clogs, it traps heated air before it has a chance to flow into your home, which makes your furnace overwork to do its job.

What an overworked furnace leads to:

  • Lower efficiency and higher bills – Operating your system with dirty filters can cost you more money in lost efficiency than replacing the filter altogether.
  • A less comfortable home – When your filter is blocked, your furnace won’t be moving air the way it was designed to do. The result? A less comfortable home for your family.
  • Unnecessary repairs – An overworked heating system will wear down prematurely, leading to an unnecessary (and possibly costly) heating system repair or heating system replacement.

The good news is you can avoid many of these problems simply by checking your furnace filter once a month during heating season. It takes less than five minutes to do, and replacement filters are generally quite inexpensive.

See your owner’s manual to learn how to check your filter – if you have any problems, just call the pros at Casey Energy.

Check your filter once a month to avoid unnecessary repairs and premature breakdowns. If your furnace (or boiler) isn’t working as well as you think it should, contact us today for expert heating system service in northern Fairfield and northern Westchester counties – we will figure out the problem so you stay safe and warm this winter.