Why You Need To Change Your Furnace Filter

And how often you should do it

furnace filters new yorkIf something goes wrong with the furnace in your Hudson Valley home, the experts at Bottini Fuel can repair it or install a new one. However, one thing you can and should be doing for your furnace yourself is routinely checking and changing the filter. This becomes even more important during the winter months when you’re placing higher demands on your furnace. Make sure to check your filter monthly. Whenever it looks dirty, change it (probably every three months or so).

Here are five reasons you should make a habit of checking and changing your furnace filter as needed:

  1. You’ll improve your home’s air quality. Once a filter is dirty, it won’t do as good a job of eliminating pet dander, pollen, dust, and other particles from your home’s air. Especially if anyone in your household has allergies or asthma, you want your home’s air quality to be the best it can be.
  2. You’ll help keep you HVAC system working optimally. A dirty filter will adversely affect your furnace’s performance. A clogged filter can cause your system to overheat. This could lead to costly repairs.
  3. You’ll help to keep your energy costs lower. With a dirty filter, your system works less efficiently. That loss in efficiency will show up on your energy bills. Keeping the filters in your furnace clean could save you as much as 15%.
  4. You’ll extend the life of your furnace. Regularly replacing your filters will add to the longevity of your furnace. In fact, dirty filters are the leading cause of HVAC system breakdowns. Dirty filters cause your system to overheat, and overheating adds unnecessary wear and tear to the motors because they have to work so much harder.
  5. You’ll maintain a clean system. Clean filters mean a clean furnace. And a clean furnace won’t have the problems listed above.

Trust Bottini with your furnace

If your furnace needs more than a new filter, you can trust the pros at Bottini Fuel. In addition to quality service and repairs, we also provide affordable heating oil and propane deliveries. In fact, Bottini Fuel has over 70 years of experience keeping our customers comfortable and safe in their homes. Click here to find the location serving your area.

Contact us today to learn more about our dependable products, delivery, and service. With locations serving New York’s Hudson Valley as well as parts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, you can trust that we’ll be there for you.