A Healthy Home
Maintenance is a key part of home ownership. Regular maintenance ensures that your home is a safe and healthy place for your family - it also helps to protect your investment.
Summer is in full swing for most - kids are out of school, and for many it's time for summer camps and vacations. This is also a great time for some basic home maintenance. Here's one important home maintenance task ideal for this time of year.
Replacing Furnace Filters. Most Canadians will use their furnaces for the majority of the year. When summer comes, furnaces across the country typically get a bit of a break, and this is a great time for maintenance. Here are the two main reasons for regularly maintaining your furnace filters.
Clean Furnace Filters Save Money
When a furnace filter gets clogged with dust, pet dander, and other particles, your furnace has to work harder. A harder working furnace means it is using more energy to operate. The decreased airflow and extra strain on the furnace can also contribute to costly repairs.
By changing filters regularly,
you will help reduce your
home's heating costs
and avoid unnecessary
Better Air Quality
The air we breathe inside our homes can become polluted when we don't regularly replace the filter.
The purpose of a filter is to reduce the amount of dust and other particles from re-circulating throughout your home.
Even if you do the most amazing job at keeping your home clean, dust, pollen, pet dander, mold spores, and other particles can still be found. When your furnace filter is not
regularly changed, these airborne particles will
accumulate and compromise the air quality
of your home.
Maintaining your furnace filters helps
to ensure the health and safety of
Is it Time to Replace Your Filter?
Here are some tell-tale signs that you might need to replace your furnace filters.
- Do you notice more dust around your home than usual?
- Does your home have a dusty odor?
- Are you or your family having unexplained congestion?
Changing your furnace filter is important, and something you should
do on a regular schedule.
Keep in mind - every
furnace is going to have
specific requirements regarding its maintenance. Be sure to check the owner's manual for your furnace before replacing the filters.