I normally do it every three months but I took a trip to the US and forgot to do it before leaving and now it has been about seven months since cleaning the filter
I keep going back and forth about this. I like the idea of a wood burning fireplace with the smell of the wood burning and the sounds of the crackling wood releasing steam vapors trapped inside. The only thing I don’t like about the wood fireplaces is all of the work it takes to make the fire. You have to chop the wood and then haul it in, after that you need to clean all of the ashes from the fireplace once it has burned. I like the idea of a gas fireplace being much cleaner without all of the hassle of wood as a fuel. I have a central furnace to heat the house so the fireplace would just be for fun as I love the sight of fire, as long as it isn’t my house that is burning! Speaking of my HVAC system, I think it is time to check the furnace filter because I haven’t cleaned it in a very long time and I bet that it is quite dirty at this point. I normally do it every three months but I took a trip to the US and forgot to do it before leaving and now it has been about seven months since cleaning the filter. I would like to see if they make a washable HEPA filter for furnaces because I think it would do a much better job of cleaning the air of any smells that the furnace puts out. My furnace is older and seems to give off more odors when it is running.