Frequently Asked Questions
How often should I replace my furnace filter?
Your Furnace Filter should be replaced every month. However, every home is different. If you live alone you may be able to change your furnace filter every 2 to 3 months, but if you have children and pets that are going to stir up dust you may have to change your filter more often. In either case, it is important to check your furnace filter monthly.
What type of furnace filter should I be using?
There are many types of Furnace Filters on the market. Manufacturers recommend a minimum of fiberglass filters. For better filtration, we recommend a lower-priced pleated. These pleated filters will collect considerably more dust from the air so they need to be checked regularly. We recommend using caution when considering high efficient pleated filters. These filters claim to remove very small from the air. To do this, though, the weave of this filter can be so tight it restricts airflow to your furnace blower system. The higher the MERV rating, the more restriction it will cause. Restricting airflow during Heating can cause your Furnace to overheat, and during Air Conditioning Season, restricting airflow can cause your coil to freeze up.