With the weather as cold as it is and snow on the ground making certain your furnace is well tuned should be at the top of your list.

Lee’s Heating and Air recommends changing out your air filters on a monthly basis, especially during the cold winter months when your furnace is most abundantly used. However, if not done on a monthly basis, to avoid more complications with your furnace you must make certain you do not let more than three months go by without exchanging your old filter out with a brand new one.

Here are the 3 primary reasons Lee’s suggests for replacing your furnace filter monthly:

  1. Extend the life of your furnace. Even though replacing your furnace filter is one of the easiest maintenance steps you can take to keep your furnace from breaking down it is one of the most common. The accumulation of dirt and allergens can cause your system to overheat from overcompensating for the lack of air flow.
  2. Save money on energy costs. Apart from fact that a dirty filter that goes unchanged can cause damage to your furnace from overworking, changing out your furnace filter can help keep your energy costs down. Even if a dirty filter does not cause damage to your furnace your are spending much more money from your heating system working so much harder to do the same job
  3. Maintain clean air quality. Keeping your family healthy and your home clean is always a top priority. Especially when someone in your family experiences allergies or asthma of any severity, you should make certain to change out your funace filters. As simple a task as it is, it can be key when it comes to keeping your air quality clean from dust, pet dander, mold, mildew and other allergens

Apart from changing your filter out on a monthly basis Lee’s recommends scheduling a semi-annual tune-up for your furnace or HVAC system. Learn more about our pricing and services by contacting us at (801) 747-LEES (5337) or visit us online at www.leesheatac.com