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Changing Your Furnace Filter: Now is the Time!
Posted: May 16, 2022

Have you checked your furnace air filter lately?

furnace filters new jerseyNow that winter in Northern New Jersey is a somewhat distant memory, you may not be thinking about your furnace much. It’s a good idea to remember to change your furnace air filter, though. Why? Because it protects your equipment and saves you money in the long run. Read on to learn more.

Why is changing your filter such a big deal?

Changing your air filter is just one way to boost your heater’s health, and your own. Plus, this simple, ten-minute, inexpensive task can extend your heater’s life in a big way and can have you and your household:

Can’t I just wait until next fall?

The short answer is: Not if you want your furnace to be working when it’s time to switch it back on. If you have central air or your heating and cooling systems use the same ductwork and fans, you’ll want to change the air filter in your furnace, even when you aren’t heating your home. Everything from allergens and pet dander to dirt and debris continues to circulate in the spring and summer and can end up in your furnace filter, even when you’re cranking up the air conditioning instead. Don’t kick off next fall with a dirty filter that could have your furnace overheating before it even gets going.

How to ensure your air filter is clean

Now that you’re on board with checking your air filter’s quality, it’s important to know how to do it safely.

  1. Turn off the furnace system’s power. It’s important to do this before you proceed.
  2. Locate the air filter. A filter is usually somewhere along the system’s return air duct. It may be in a wall or ceiling, or in the furnace itself.
  3. Remove the air filter. Many of the new filters slide in and out so it is easy to remove them and put them back.

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