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5 Signs You Need A New Furnace Filter

Oct 25, 2019

When it comes to replacing the filter in your furnace, there’s no exact science to it. Many different factors can change the recommended replacement time. Some of these include owning pets, the manufacturer’s instructions, and how much you run the furnace. Whatever the case may be, it’s always important to change out your filters when needed. However, a big part of changing your filters is to know the signs that your filter needs changing. Here at No Problem, we can help give you some signs that you should watch for.

Here are five signs that you should get a new furnace filter:


Rising energy bills

Dirty and clogged filters can be a major reason your energy bills increase. You might not notice yourself turning up the heat more, but you’ll likely notice the jump in your energy bills. Keeping your filters well-maintained can help you cut 5-15% off of your bills.


Visible grime

If you look at your filter and it looks filthy, that’s a good sign it might need changing soon. Dirty filters are usually gray and usually have some dirt and dust on the filter itself.


Burning smells

When the filters or burner motor in your furnace start to overheat, they can emit a burning smell. To prevent this, furnaces need to have some air flowing through their system. However, it can’t do this if the filter gets clogged and air can’t get through. Getting a new filter for your furnace can help its parts avoid overheating.


Feeling sick

Bad health can be a hard sign to link to your furnace. Especially since you’ll often see allergies and sinus problems as seasons change. However, if your allergies seem worse than usual, you might want to take a look at your furnace’s filter. A compromised filter can result in your home’s air quality dropping.


Every three months

As we mentioned before, there are plenty of factors that determine the best time to change your filter. However, one of the better recommendations is to change it every three months minimum. You might want to change it more when you have it working hard, such as in the middle of winter. That’s fine, and you should fine-tune your filter-changing schedule based on your home’s needs. Our experts can help you determine the best time frame for replacing your filters.


Why call No Problem to work on my furnace?

We offer sales, service, and installation for all of your repair, service or installation needs. Whether it is residential, commercial, or hospitality corporations we do it all. It doesn’t matter if you need a straightforward furnace repair or you need a new furnace, we can handle the job. We have become the most trusted name in the St. Charles area for a reason. You can believe us when we say we treat our customers right. We are proud to have recently won the prestigious 2017 “Best of St. Charles” award for the Heating Contractor Services category. We are eager to demonstrate to you the level of service and integrity that earned us this award. Call us today to learn more about our furnace services!