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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.

Change the Filter on a Regular Basis

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The filter on your home should be changed on a regular basis. This will help keep the furnace operating efficiently when it runs this winter. If the filter is clogged, then you may notice the furnace working harder. That is because the air will be more difficult to pull through the filter and into the system. It can then lead to extra wear and stress for the system. We can also recommend when they filter should be checked to ensure it is clean. Based on a schedule, the filter should be replaced as well. This will help the system to work without putting extra strain on it. A clean filter will also increase the quality of air in your home.

Extra Filter

It is also recommended that you have an extra filter on hand. This is beneficial incase you need to replace the filter on the weekend, holiday, or after hours. You may notice that sometimes the programmable thermostat will notify you that the filter is in need of being changed or replaced. If you are not sure if the thermostat has that capability, contact us. We can answer any questions you have, or recommend a new thermostat if one is needed.

Improve Air Quality

You will want the air quality to be the best it can be this winter. If the air is poor, it will be more difficult to breathe. If anyone in the home suffers from allergies or asthma, they will notice the poor air quality almost right away. On some occasions, it may be beneficial to get an air purifier or air cleaner. This will help to remove any pollutants or contaminants that are in the air. This can trap it in the cleaner, and release the clean air back into your home again. No matter what questions you have about your HVAC system, make sure to contact us.

 

 

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.

Winter Filter Care

 

In the winter, make sure to regularly maintain the furnace system as well. There should be maintenance inspections done by us, so we can inspect all the parts and components. If you are not sure on the schedule, we can advise you on the recommendation to keep your system operating correctly. All the various parts should be looked at, so they are at top performance for your system. This should include the thermostat, ductwork, filter, and the furnace itself. If you notice an issue, make sure that you contact us so we can come and inspect it.

Winter Care

 

In the winter, make sure that you check the filter regularly. This can be determined based on if you have any pets in your home, or how many people you have there as well. The more pets you have, the greater the chance for pet fur and dander to be in the air and HVAC system of the home. This will then clog up the filter when your furnace is running. When recommended by the schedule, change the filter of the HVAC system as well. Having a clean, new filter will improve the air efficiency and quality as well. If you are not sure what filter is needed for your home, contact us.

Issues

Always remember that you should not operate the HVAC or furnace system without a filter. This can lead to dirt and dust going into the furnace and causing issues with the moving parts and components. This can result in these parts wearing out much sooner than they typically should otherwise. If there is an odd noise or sound, you will want to make sure that you contact us so we can also inspect it. This will help reduce the chance of further problems. It will also help you to have a warm and comfortable home this winter.

The Purpose of the Filter

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The filter needs to be checked on a regular basis to prevent further issues and damage from happening to it. When there is an issue with it, make sure that it is taken care of as soon as possible. This way the air in your home will be in the best condition possible.

Replace the Filter

The filter should be checked on a regular basis. On a proper schedule make sure to change the filter as well. Keeping the filter in the best condition will also help you to keep the air quality in your home in ideal condition as well. Poor air quality can be affected by the filter in your home. If the filter is clogged with dirt, the airflow will also be poor.

Benefits

By having the filter checked and cleaned, you can prevent mold and mildew in your home. If it is humid in your home, the chance for mold also increases. You will want to have proper care of the HVAC system to help ensure the air quality is great as well. Mold can cause health issues as well.

It is important to replace your air conditioning filter on a regular basis.  Sometimes you should change the filter once a month, while other times it may be best to change it every three months at minimum. Check the filter on a weekly or monthly basis, depending what your home is like. You can always contact us and we can advise you on the correct filter and schedule for it.

 

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