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Gibson's Heating & Plumbing Blog

  • 4 Furnace Air Filter Tips
    One of the most common questions we receive from our customers is, "How often should I replace my furnace filter?" The answer is usually once a month. Although, this will vary depending on the type of filter and whether there are air quality issues in the home such as pets and other factors. Here are a few other things to consider:

    1. Buy filters in bulk and keep them near your furnace.

    Having filters always ready near your furnace will reduce the tendency to procrastinate and wait too long between filter changes. Also, buying a package of filters is usually less expensive than purchasing individual filters.

    2. Always use the correct size filter.

    An poor-fitting furnace filter allows dirt and debris to get around the filter and contaminate the air in your home. It can also lead to clogged air conditioner coils, reducing the efficiency of the unit and shortening the lifespan of the compressor and other components.

    3. Install the filter facing right direction.

    Most filters have arrows indicating the direction of air flow. Putting the filter in backwards can cause the filter to work less efficiently and in some cases may cause the filter to buckle, allowing air around the filter.

    4. Furnace filters are not air cleaners.

    While most furnace filters will keep larger particles of dirt and debris out of air ducts, their primary purpose is to keep your furnace clean. They are not designed to keep the air in your home clean. If your home has excess dust, pet dander, smoke or other contaminants, consider installing a high quality home air filtration system. HEPA filters are designed to capture the smallest particles that can pass through most 1" furnace air filters.
    Written on Monday, 30 January 2017 18:02 in Indoor Air Quality Read 135 times

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 Live operators – no answering machines
 Convenient appointments made around your schedule
 Friendly, uniformed technicians
 We use floor protectors and thouroughly clean the work area
 We listen to your needs & talk in non-technical language
 We follow up to make sure you are 100% satisfied
 We stand by everything we do – NO EXCEPTIONS!

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