A modern heating furnace can last 15 years or more – if it is well maintained.
The good news is that one of the best things you can do to maintain your furnace is also one of the easiest: check its air filter once a month during the heating season, and change or clean it (depending on the model) when it’s dirty.
So here we are, past the two-month point in Fall 2018, and answer honestly: have you checked your filter since fall began? (Don’t worry: if you haven’t, you’re not alone).
Why changing HVAC air filters is so important
A blocked air filter makes your furnace overwork to keep you warm; that overwork can cause some real problems for you now and down the road, including:
- Higher bills – A clogged filter could raise your energy bills by up to 20 percent.
- Less comfort – Poor air circulation more than likely means that you will have cold zones in your NJ or SI home.
- Avoidable repairs – Left unattended, a blocked filter could eventually cause a problem that requires a costly repair to fix.
- A shorter lifespan – Consistent overwork could eventually wear down your compressor, robbing you of years of service for your system.
Changing an air filter is easy to do – just refer to your unit’s owner’s manual for instructions (if you’re having a problem, let us know – we can walk you through it).
Filters are relatively inexpensive, too – certainly a lot less expensive than shelling out more money for heating bills or paying for an unnecessary heating system repair down the road.
Air filter changes and more: routine heating system maintenance from Rucci
Keep in mind that our expert technicians replace your furnace air filters (and perform many other critical maintenance tasks and tests) as part of your professional heating system tune-up. If you want an even better value, sign up for a Rucci Service Plan and you will get that tune-up and much more – including priority service appointments and fuel deliveries.
If you haven’t had your 2018 heating system tune-up yet, do it soon – before you have that perfectly timed winter heating breakdown!
Take care of your home heating system now to prevent problems tomorrow. Contact us today to sign up for a Rucci Heating System Service Plan – available for a limited time at less than the cost of a tune-up!