The winter cold-snap might be over, but that doesn’t mean we are out of the woods yet when it comes to winter weather.  There is still plenty of time left in Central Maryland for the wind to howl and the house to get cold. That means, if you haven’t yet this year, you should change your furnace filter.

Here’s why!

When you replace your furnace filter you eliminate germs and toxins.

Over the winter months while the furnace is running it gets packed with germs and toxins such as mold and mildew. Dirty furnace filters circulate dirty air through your home, and if you do not change your furnace filter regularly, these elements can easily make you sick.

When you replace your furnace filter your house will be warmer.

As your furnace runs throughout the winter, it becomes filled with dust.  Dust on a furnace filter prohibits the furnace from properly doing its job. Therefore, although your thermostat might be set at a balmy 70 degrees, your furnace might not be able to get and keep your home that warm.

When you replace your furnace filter you help your home’s efficiency.

A furnace that is working hard to fight dust and other particles is not an efficient furnace.  As it struggles to move air past the filter and throughout the house, your furnace will likely run constantly.  If you change your furnace filter on a regular basis you will notice that your furnace does not have to run as often to keep your home warm.

When you replace your furnace filter you save money.

The bottom line: when you replace your furnace filter you save money on your heating and electric bill because your furnace will not run as often. So, although a furnace filter might cost a couple of dollars, a new one is likely to save you much more in the long run.

If you have questions about your furnace filters or feel like your furnace is not running efficiently, call 410-SAMEDAY today! They will come out to your home to make sure it will stay warm and toasty on even the coldest of days.