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Have you checked your furnace air filter lately?

furnace filterThe harder your furnace works to keep you comfortable in your Southern Maine or Seacoast NH home, the more TLC it needs to keep running at its best – especially when it comes to your furnace air filters.

During the winter, when your forced air heating equipment is running almost constantly, your filters are doing their best to remove hair, dander, dust and other pollutants from the air you breathe inside your home. But filters have their limits; if you haven’t checked yours since the holidays, you are overdue for a filter replacement.

Why is replacing your air filter so important? Because a clogged filter causes your furnace to overwork; over time, this overwork will lead to:

  • Higher energy bills – Operating your furnace with dirty filters can cost you far more money in the form of energy bills than the filters themselves.
  • Poor or uneven heat – When your filter is blocked, your furnace blower won’t move warm air the way it was designed to, and your home won’t be as cozy as it should be.
  • Costly repairs – Over time, an overworked heating system will wear down, leading to an unnecessary (and possibly costly) heating system repair.

The good news is you can avoid many of these problems simply by checking your furnace filter once a month during heating season. It takes less than five minutes to do, and replacement filters are generally inexpensive.

See your owner’s manual to learn how to check your filter – if you have any problems ad you are a P. Gagnon & Son customer, just contact us.

Check your filter once a month to avoid unnecessary furnace repairs and premature furnace breakdowns. If your furnace (or boiler) isn’t working as well as you think it should, contact P. Gagnon & Son today – we will figure out the problem so you stay safe and warm this winter and early spring.

P. Gagnon & Son – Serving South Berwick, Sanford, York, Dover, Durham, Hampton, Rochester and surrounding towns in Southern Maine and Seacoast New Hampshire.