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Knowing when to Change the Filter for your Furnace

 

The filter in your home will help keep the air clean and in the best condition possible. The filter that you use for the furnace during the winter months also is used for the air conditioner in the summer months. Year round, the filter is needed and used for your HVAC system. Knowing when to change or replace it can be determined on a variety of factors. If you have pets or children in your home, you will need to change the filter on a more frequent basis. Frequent air filter changes are also beneficial for if anyone suffers from allergies or asthma. Poor air quality can make it difficult to breathe for people who have asthma or allergy symptoms.

 

Having us inspect the HVAC system and filter can help you determine when the filter should be changed. The filter is designed to capture any dirt and dust that might be in the air of your home. As it travels through the furnace system, the filter will capture and collect it. This will the prevent it going further through the system and being distributed in the air of your home. Over time, the filter will become clogged with this dirt and dust. It will also put extra strain and stress on the parts of the furnace system. Always remember to have a filter in the furnace. Without one, the dirt and dust can damage the parts of the system.

 

Notice any odd noises that the furnace might be making. If there is a loud humming noise, the filter might be clogged. This makes it harder for air to pass through the filter for the furnace system. It can result in parts starting to fail, as well as a costly repair bill for the unit.

Good Air Quality is Important for your Home

 

The air in your home should always be the best quality it can be. This can help make everything comfortable. It will also make breathing easier. Those who are affected by asthma or allergies will notice poor air quality in the home almost immediately. You will want to have the air quality tested in your home. This will help you determine if there are any pollutants, contaminants, or hazardous things in the air. When the air is tested, you can confirm that there is not a carbon monoxide leak in your home. This can be dangerous because carbon monoxide is colorless and odorless when there is a leak. It can also be dangerous to your health, and sometimes fatal.

 

If the air in your home is poor, you may want to consider a home air purifier. This will help to collect and run air through a machine. It will then collect the pollutants from the air and trap it in the machine. Then the clean air is redistributed back into your home. You will want to make sure that you clean the trap in the machine so that it can continue to clean the air in your home. There are several choices for what air purifier is good for your home. You will want to make sure you get the one that would be the best for cleaning a specific room or your entire home.

 

You will also want to remember to contact us for regular HVAC inspections. Doing so will help keep your system working properly through the winter. Without maintenance inspections, parts can start to fail. This may lead to further issues with your furnace. It can also increase the repair bill when the HVAC system needs to be repaired.

Having a Warm Home this Winter

 

The HVAC system of your home is important. This is because you will need to rely on it to heat your home and keep you comfortable. If the system is not working well, then you have a colder home. The system should be properly maintained and inspected on a regular basis. This will help improve the performance and the overall efficiency of it. Without regular maintenance, parts will start to wear and fail more quickly than they otherwise should. The end result can be costly repair bills. It might even mean that your monthly energy bills have increased as well.

Filter changes are important

 

Make sure that the filter is changed for the system. If the filter is clogged, it can put extra strain and stress on the furnace. This will require the parts to be replaced more often than they otherwise should. If you are not sure what filter your system needs, contact us. We can recommend what one you need. It can also be beneficial if you keep an extra filter on hand, incase you suddenly need to replace it. This works great if you need to replace the filter on the weekend or holiday.

Remember the other parts

You should also take a few extra minutes and have the ductwork inspected. Any sign of damage will result in the heat being released and wasted. Instead of heating your home, the heat will just leak out through a crack. This can lead to an increase in monthly energy bills because they system will always be working. It will also be important to check the thermostat in your home. If the set temperature is different than the actual temperature, it can indicate an issue with it. We can inspect it for you to ensure everything is correctly working with it.

Keep your Furnace Maintained this Winter

 

During the winter months, you will want to enjoy your home. Keeping the home warm and comfortable should be important for you and your family. You will want to make sure you contact us for when the HVAC system should be maintained and inspected. By following the regular maintenance schedule, the HVAC system can operate as efficiently as possible.

 

Always make sure to contact us if you notice something abnormal with the system. This could be an odd noise, sound, or even smell. When this happens, it will indicate that there is an issue with the system that needs to be repaired or replaced as soon as possible. Choosing to ignore the issue can only result in further issues and problems. It can also increase the chance of a costly repair bill, especially if it could have been prevented.

 

Check the filter on a regular basis to ensue it is clear and clean. You should check it more often if you have pets or a larger home. Dust and dirt can collect on the filter and cause it to clog. This will then have extra strain on the system when it is trying to pull in air and produce heat for your home. Make sure to never run the furnace without the filter in place. You will also want to remember to change the filter completely. This will keep everything working correctly for your HVAC system.

 

The ductwork should also be looked at so it is free of any cracks or puncture marks. Damage to the ductwork will result in the heat that is produced then being lost when it operates. It may also cost you more in the long run for monthly energy expenses, because it runs longer. If you notice the furnace is constantly running, there could be a problem with the ductwork.

Common Problems for Furnaces

 

There are several issues or problems that your furnace can have happen to it. You may not notice an issue or the severity of it until you need the furnace. Make sure that you have it properly maintained and cared for before the winter weather hits. We can inspect all the parts and components for you. If there is an issue that starts to form, you will want to make sure it is examined and corrected before the issue gets worse for your HVAC system. Make sure to follow regular maintenance inspections for the system, and it will run efficiently.

 

If the furnace is not producing heat, it could be caused by one of several issues. Sometimes the burner for the system could go out. This will result in the furnace operating, and producing some heat, but not to the full advantage it should. If there is a part broke or worn out, the efficiency will decrease significantly for the overall HVAC system. You will want it properly inspected to ensure that the furnace system and unit are working correctly. This will help to keep your home warm and comfortable for the upcoming winter.

 

The thermostat could also be the issue for the HVAC system. If there is a short in the system or a malfunction, you can notice it. When the thermostat reads differently from set temperature to actual temperature, then there might be an issue. With the proper inspection, we can locate why the thermostat is not reading, as it should be. The ductwork is also a part that might attribute to the loss of heat in your home. If there is a crack or dent, the heat that is produced could escape from the furnace system. This will result in the room not being warmed up to the desired temperature you have it set at.

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