Replacing your furnace filter is essential for the comfort of your home and the efficiency of your HVAC system. A blocked filter can make the system inefficient, and dirty air filters can harm your health, reduce the life of your system, and increase maintenance costs. The general consensus among HVAC professionals is that you should replace your furnace filter every 90 days or every three months. However, this depends on the thickness of the filter.
Thinner filters need to be changed more often, while thicker filters can last up to a year. Changing your oven filter regularly ensures that the air in your home remains free of dust and other contaminants. It's important to consider the factors that influence the air quality inside your home when deciding how often to replace boiler filters. Failing to change the air filter can affect the operation of the boiler, leading to expensive maintenance calls or repairs.
Oven filters are designed to trap dust, dirt, and airborne particles before they enter the system and damage the fan or heating coil. In addition to keeping track of filters, you can also extend the life of your oven by opting for an annual inspection. Since most of the air in your home circulates through the HVAC system, oven filters are the first line of defense against dust and allergens in the air. Dirty filters can also cause a short cycle, which causes the oven to shut down prematurely.
If windows and doors are often left open, one-inch and two-inch filters will need to be replaced monthly, four-inch filters every two months, and five-inch filters every three months. Keeping your oven filter clean and in good condition will help reduce chills from December to April. Electrostatic oven filters last the longest if cleaned every four or six weeks. If you continue to use the oven when the filter is dirty, it can cause dust, hair, mold, and other debris to build up inside the heating and cooling system.
This build-up can harm your health and that of your boiler.