If your furnace keeps you warm and comfortable all winter long, you can thank your filter for that. Swapping out dirty filters is one of the most important maintenance steps to ensure your home heating system is working in good condition. Don’t shorten the life of your furnace by neglecting to regularly check on the filter. An easy way to tell if your filter is too dirty is by taking it out and holding it up to a light. If you are unable to clearly see the light due to dust and debris, your filter needs changing.
How to Replace a Furnace Filter
Swapping your furnace filter is a straightforward process if you follow these steps:
Turn off your furnace.
Remove your old filter.
Determine what kind of filter you use.
Purchase the filter replacement.
Insert your new filter according to the guide on the filter frame.
Write down the date you changed the filter and when the next replacement should be.
How often should you change your furnace filter?
Depending on the type of furnace filter you use, it should be changed every 1-3 months. Taking a few moments to replace the filter on a regular basis can help you avoid costly and preventable repairs. However, we know that even if you take care of your furnace, furnace equipment breakdowns can still happen. At The Energy Centre, our goal is to help you stay comfortable in your home at all times. That’s why we are available 24/7 for emergency repairs in Ottawa and the surrounding area.
If you need furnace repairs, contact the team at The Energy Centre. Schedule an appointment at 613-746-7000 or contact us online for more information.