When was the last time you changed the filter in your furnace? If you don’t change the filter in your furnace on a regular basis, you will be calling your Minneapolis heating repair service all too often. As winter starts to roll closer, there are so many things on you plate that changing out the filter is probably way down on your list. In addition to blowing out your sprinkler system, cleaning your gutters and having your winter tires mounted, you need to make sure your furnace filter is changed. So don’t let more than three months go by without changing it out. Here is why.

One of the most common reasons for furnace failure is because of a dirty filter. As dirt and other debris accumulate, air cannot pass and the motor has to work harder to keep your home warm. Best case scenario is you will need repairs, worse case scenario is the need to replace the entire furnace. So it pays to invest a little money in some filters and set aside the time to change them out.

As your furnace has to work harder when the filter is clogged, you will see a significant rise in your energy costs. By regularly changing out your furnace filter, you can save a whopping 5 to 15 percent a year in heating costs.

If you suffer from asthma or allergies, you aren’t doing yourself any favors by having a dirty air filter. Dirty air filters cause poor air quality and exacerbate respiratory symptoms. Stop sneezing and sniffling by changing out that filter.

So take the time to change out your furnace filter.