Posted by Paradigm On September - 22 - 2011 0 Comment

In the world of home construction and care in the Treasure Valley, the coming of fall signifies more than just the Fall Parade of Homes – it also signals the perfect time to button up your house in preparation for winter. At Paradigm Construction, our notion of quality extends beyond the caliber of materials we use when constructing a home – to us, quality also means knowing how to care for the unique and beautiful attributes of our homes. We greatly value our clients, and our potential clients, so here is the first of a few important tips to help you prepare for an Idaho winter. Look for more tips soon!

Tip #1 – Changing Your Air Filter

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air pollution is one of the top 5 environmental health risks facing Americans today. In order to keep your home clean and safe, consider changing your air filter at least once a year. How often you change the filter will depend largely on what type you use, but we suggest a “deep pleated” filter, which is designed to last for approximately 1 year. And to make sure you are keeping those filters up-to-date, it’s a good idea to write the date you last changed it on the filter itself – that way you can be sure your furnace is always running at its best. Here is a great video from Lowe’s, demonstrating how to change the filter on your furnace:

How to Change a Furnace Filter