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Stay Healthy with a Clean Filter

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Filling up on protein and vegetables and making sure get plenty of sleep as well as exercise are all ways to stay healthy. We are also told to avoid the sun or wear sunscreen, not stare at a computer for too long and even sit up straight for good posture. One thing you may not know about staying healthy is that your furnace filter also plays a large role.

The filters help make the air you breathe cleaner by trapping particles that could contaminate your home. There are various kinds of filters that you can read about here, but how much will be blocked by the air filter depends on what kind you have. The electronic filters block about 95% of the particles in the air including dust mites, cooking grease and animal hair.

Unfortunately, though you are so happy that all of these trapped bits and pieces are not floating around your home, they can clog the filter. When the filter is clogged there is less space for the conditioned (heated or cooled) air to travel through, so your furnace and/or air conditioner have to work harder to put the same amount of conditioned air into your living space as they did before. Due to this, it is very important to clean and/or change your filter on a regular basis, to maintain the unit’s efficiency.

Regular disposable filters can be purchased at your local hardware store and these should be changed about once a month. For more information, contact Flame!

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