The number one thing a homeowner can do to make sure your HVAC system runs smoothly is to check your furnace filter on a regular basis. A dirty filter can cause havoc on your heating and cooling system.
A system that is constantly struggling to breathe because of dirty filters can strain the system components. The more your system has to fight to operate, the shorter the lifespan of the equipment.
If you have a 1″ standard pleated filter, you will want to change your filter every 1-3 months. Get in the habit of checking it monthly and change it when necessary. If you have a wide pleated filter like an Aprilaire Air Purifier, we recommend you replace it every 6 months. It can be useful to keep a record of when the last time you replaced your filter, so you know how long it has been. We stock and sell Aprilaire Air filters in our Parts Department for your convenience.