25 Jan Have you replaced your furnace filter lately?
If you are one of those who are not very diligent when it comes to replacing the furnace filter, you will probably change your mind after reading what follows.
First, as the name suggests, the filter serves to retain airborne particles that have been drawn into the furnace. These particles are, among others:
- Microorganisms and bacteria
- Animal fur and hair
- Fluff and other fibers
- Molds and mold spores
- Dirt and dust
These particles can clog the filter, which will contribute to poor air quality. Poor air quality leads to certain problems such as:
- Irritation of eyes, nose and throat
- Aggravated asthma and poor respiratory condition
How often should you change the filter? Refer to the instructions on the packaging of your furnace filter to find out how long the filter is designed to last, and be diligent about changing the filter on time.
A clean filter:
- Helps with the energy efficiency of the device.
- Extends the life of equipment by reducing the risk of overheating, breakage or premature wear of components.
Jackie Beaudoin, Leclerc Insurance and Financial Services
Source : Solutiond’air