A public service announcement brought to you in the spirit of health and wellness.
It’s that time of year again – the time to change your furnace filter if you haven’t already done so. Like summer, winter is the time of year when your HVAC system is going to be moving large amounts of air through your ducts and into your home.
Compound this with the amount of time you’re going to be spending inside your home over the next few months and you’ve got a perfect recipe for painfully (and potentially dangerously) bad indoor air quality! Can you say cold and flu season?
There are no known cures for colds and flu, so cold and flu prevention should be your goal. A proactive approach to warding off colds and flu is apt to make your whole life healthier. So why not start with cleaner air?
Your furnace filter traps airborne particles to make your air cleaner. During the upcoming months, changing your furnace filter regularly is going to be extremely important in order to keep you healthy and the air in your home safe.
How often should you replace your air filters?
Since you’re going to be both using your HVAC system more and staying inside more, it’s important you at least inspect them once a month and change them every three months. Remember: this is at minimum – you may need to change them as often as once a month.
Why do you need to change your filters so often?
Even though they seem simple, your air filters actually have a pretty major effect on not only on the way your furnace operates but also your indoor air quality! As your filter collects various bits of dust, pet dander, pollen, etc., it circulates that air into your nose, mouth and lungs.
This winter, stay on top of changing your furnace air filters. Changing your furnace filters regularly – at least every three months but preferably every month – is one of the easiest things you can do to ensure better health this winter. Don’t let dirty filters harm your indoor air quality– change your filters often.