When it comes to furnace filters, there are two types: permanent and disposable. If you have a disposable furnace filter than it can simply be discarded and replaced with a new filter. However, If you have a permanent furnace filter, it is very important that you clean it regularly to keep up the efficiency of your furnace and quality of the air it circulates. A dirty furnace filter can do harm to your furnace and your health, but, by simply cleaning it, you can avoid these problems and even cut your heating bill by up to 15%.
You should be able to tell whether your furnace filter is permanent or disposable simply by looking at it. If your filter is has a cardboard frame then it is disposable and can simply be thrown out and replaced with a new filter of the same type. If your filter has a more sturdy frame made of metal or fiberglass, then it is permanent filter and you must clean it regularly. Regardless of which type of furnace filter you have, you should check it at least every three months to see if it needs to be cleaned or replaced.
If you need any assistance with cleaning your furnace filter call Flame Heating and Cooling at 586-582-1700. We can also recommend furnace filters to you if you are unsure which type is best for you.