If you’re one of many homeowners in our area who uses a furnace for your home’s heat, then you know how satisfying it is when the system kicks on and provides you with all the heat you need. True, it doesn’t get as cold here as it does in other parts of the country, but still, when you want your heater to work, you want your heater to work!
However, there are some things you might be doing that can have a negative impact on your furnace. For instance, not changing your air filter can lead to problems. We’re talking about the air filter that comes standard with your HVAC systems. These should be changed every 1-3 months depending on the type of filter and the level of contaminants in your home. For example, a home with pet hair and/or cigarette smoke will have different needs than a home without either of these things.
But what really happens when you fail to change the air filter and instead leave a dirty filter in place? Read on to find out.