Stop Asking “Why is My Furnace Filter Black.” Get to the Bottom of It!

Replace Home Air FilterA black furnace filter is a red flag that something could be seriously wrong with your heating system. While it may be that you haven’t changed the filter in a really long time, it could be a sign of more serious problems including:

  • Inadequate combustion air
  • Carbon Monoxide
  • Mold

Inadequate air supply or carbon monoxide can both cause soot to form. Mould in your home can be a serious health hazard and carbon monoxide can be deadly. Inadequate air supply sometimes happens in tightly sealed houses; carbon monoxide can come from a faulty furnace or an adjacent garage. Your local ClimateCare member – part of the Ontario-wide network – is qualified to diagnose and repair any problems with your heating and cooling system. 

Air Filter Replacement and Furnace Maintenance

Your furnace air filter usually needs to be replaced or cleaned every three months. A lot of air (and therefore dust particles) moves through your furnace. As dust and deposits accumulate, your furnace has to work harder and harder to draw air through the filter. There are several more maintenance tasks that, if completed on a regular basis, help your furnace run more efficiently and add years of life to your system. Even if the filter gets changed, most homeowners don’t have the time or know-how to complete the rest of a furnace maintenance checklist. Let ClimateCare handle it all so you don’t have to worry.

Problem Prevention with WeCare Protection or Maintenance Plans

Dirty air filterA WeCare Protection or Maintenance Plan is one of the best ways to prevent serious problems like carbon monoxide from a broken furnace. ClimateCare local technicians make sure your heating and cooling system gets the proper care at the right time. Most problems are taken care of before they even start. If ever a repair is required, with a WeCare Protection Plus Plan there no repair charges, even after hours.

The ClimateCare Advantage

Your local ClimateCare member is the person to call for all maintenance and repair needs. As a locally owned business, ClimateCare members work hard to earn your respect and trust. Even if you don’t have a black furnace filter, call your local ClimateCare member to get a quote on a WeCare Protection or Maintenance Plan so you don’t have to worry about keeping up with the entire care of your furnace.LC470-Winter-Offer-Skinny[1]

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