The Best Time to Replace a Furnace Filter

When was the last time you replaced your furnace filter? Well, we have some news to share: believe it or not, since many central HVAC systems utilize one air handler, both heating and cooling components of the system also utilize one filter — which is essential to replace regularly. Not only will this keep your home nice and toasty, but it will also make your system work much more efficiently. However, if you’re not sure whether or not you should replace your HVAC system filter, here are some signs to look for:

Lack of Heat

Does your home feel as cold as an ice cube? Chances are that your HVAC filter needs to be replaced. In fact, your unit will endure a lot of filtering with common airborne allergens, dust and debris — which will hinder its overall performance. Once you replace the filter, you’ll notice a difference in your home’s heat quality immediately!

Has Been Overlooked

As mentioned earlier: when was the last time you replaced your filter? If the answer happens to be over two months or more, then you’ll want to head to your local home improvement store right away. Typically a filter shouldn’t go unchanged for more than two months. If you’re not sure what type of replacement filter you should purchase or how to replace it, give us a call and we’ll be happy to provide you with some assistance!

High Energy Bill

Just like a used coffee filter, a debris-caked HVAC filter will make it twice as hard for your unit to perform with ease. Think about it like this: if the dirty filter is causing a blockage, air won’t be able to pass through — which will send the your HVAC system into overdrive. As a result, your energy bills will rise.

At Mitch Wright Plumbing, Heating & Air, we are here for all of your plumbing and heating/cooling needs, which is why we offer 24/7 emergency services. For more information on the services we provide, visit us on the web or give us a call at (901) 795-9044.