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What You Need to Know About Furnace Filters

“Out of sight, out of mind” can apply to so many things around the house, especially furnace filters. The unsung heroes of your HVAC system play a vital role in maintaining your home’s indoor air quality and comfort throughout the entire year. Here are a few fun facts that just might help you take a second look and perhaps a more active role in their care. 

  • They Boost System Performance – During Wisconsin’s frigid winters and sweltering summers, any competitive edge you can get over the extremes is welcome. Your furnace filters are your heating system’s first line of defense as air flows through it before it’s ever heated by the furnace. Dirty filters mean dirty air in the furnace. This translates to less energy efficiency and lowered air quality in your home. A filter that is so dirty that it’s plugged will stop your equipment altogether. It can also lead to costly emergency repairs! Clean, maintained filters boost system performance for better comfort at a lower cost.
  • They Help Protect the Planet – Energy use isn’t just expensive; it can also negatively impact the environment. Everyone wants cleaner air to breathe. Furnace filters help provide that inside your home, but by boosting efficiency and lowering your use, they contribute in a small way to a cleaner environment as well.
  • Protecting Your Furnace Investment – Yes, cleaner filters can and do often translate to better indoor air quality. This isn’t their primary function, though; it’s more of a happy side effect. Furnace filters are ultimately intended to protect the integrity of your furnace itself. They reduce the level of contamination introduced into the system. Better air quality is a major bonus, but protecting the significant and vital investment that is your furnace is priceless.

Sure-Fire is the largest heating and air conditioning contractor in Dodge County with more than seven decades of expertise. From helping you find the perfect furnace system to brave the Wisconsin chill to maintaining your filters to protect that investment, they’ve got you covered.



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