There are a very few simple checks or signs that will indicate if your furnace filter is dirty.
- Visual Check– filter covered with dust and different color.
- Low Air Flow– System gets over heated and stops frequently.
- Health Issues– Increase in fatigue levels, allergies, headaches and breathing issues.
- Higher Energy Bills– Furnace needs to work harder and uses more energy.
When you compare the dirty filter with the new one, you will be able to see the color difference due to dust and dirt. If you don’t have a new one to compare with, it is still very easy to identify dusty vs. clear filter fabric.
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When to change the furnace filter? It is a very common question from first time home buyers. It needs a very simple visual check for the first time and a regular frequency of filter change then after. When you are totally new to the furnace, it may seem like a rocket science, but it is not! Read More on “When to change the furnace filter?”