Trade Tips from Tom
It might feel like an early end to winter but we can count on more cold weather to come. If your furnace stops you might be faced with an Emergency No Heat Call. Here’s a simple way to help prevent this from happening.
“How often should I change my air filter?” A question we get asked a lot and plugged filters are still a common reason for a no heat call. The short answer is to replace your air filter every 90 days, but not every home is going to be the same.
Some of the factors that will affect the frequency you need to replace your air filter:
⁃ age of home
⁃ wood burning appliances
⁃ occupant allergies
⁃ time since last duct cleaning
⁃ unit operation
⁃ cold air return location
⁃ type of air filter
⁃ system efficiency
The best way to ensure you and your family are breathing the healthiest of air is to create your own schedule. Install a new filter and check it after 30 days. If after the 30 days your filter looks clean then put it back in and set a reminder for another 30 days. Repeat this process until you notice a light grey build up on the air filter, you now have a schedule for your home.
TIP: Have a clean filter and flashlight to compare the old filter.
If you any further questions visit out website for a complete detailed article about this topic. www.comfortpro.ca/howoftenshouldIreplacemyairfilter
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Comfort Pro Ltd.
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Carleton Place, ON