My husbandy plus I always forget to change the gas furnace filter on our heating equipment.
Once a month you need to change the air filter; This is because after a month of use, the filter is congested with dust.
The air filter is literally the only line of defense against dust getting in your system. Once it gets congested, all the dust runs into the heater. Why is this super bad? Well first lots of dust in the gas furnace means the indoor air quality is going to be dusty. Breathing in dirty air is actually awful for you plus can make you sickâ€¦ Expect to sneeze, cough plus get headaches all from this, and a bigger issue is that the dust makes the heating unit work harder. With a layer of dust in it, the gas furnace has to power though longer plus work harder to supply heating. The worst thing ever is that if the gas furnace works too hard, it will overheat. Then the gas furnace heat exchanger could crack plus release carbon monoxide in the home. Or the gas furnace could catch on fire due to the dustâ€¦ So evidently increasing the air filter once a month is a big deal. The two of us just can’t remember though. Both of us tried setting alerts on our cellphones, putting it on a calendar plus taking turns doing it; Nope, all of us always forget to do that 1, but super important job. One of these afternoons all of us are going to come to a burnt beach house or die from carbon monoxide poisoning since all of us were too lazy.