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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.

 

 

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.

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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.

Having a Mini Split in your Home

 

Keeping your home warm and comfortable is important during the cold winter months. If there is a room that you struggle with keeping warm in the winter, a mini split may be a good option. The mini split also has increased efficiency for heating your room or home. If you have any questions about if a mini split is right for your home, make sure to contact us. We can advise you on the options you have for your home, and recommend which one may be the best.

 

If the mini splits have heat pumps, you can reduce the heat and energy loss in your home. Ductwork can eventually become damaged, and therefore lose the energy savings for your HVAC system. But a mini split can utilize itself to produce heat without it being lost. Some people even install a mini split in their garage to help efficiently heat it for them. The mini split can efficiently heat any room, while also keeping your heating energy bill low. Some people find the mini splits much more beneficial for heating their home than just a regular HVAC system. They can have several benefits for helping keep your home warm.

 

No matter what your heating unit is, you will require it to have maintenance to help keep it performing efficiently. Without maintenance or inspections, parts can wear and become damaged with age use. Make sure that everything is always working up to the best performance it can be. Also notice if the mini split or furnace makes any odd noises. This can indicate an issue with it. If there is an odd noise, it should be inspected and repaired as soon as possible. Doing so will help prevent even further problems with the system. It can also lead to an expensive repair bill when it breaksdown completely.

Keeping your Furnace Working Efficiently

 

The HVAC system and furnace of your home should always be inspected and properly maintained. We can advise you on when a schedule should be, and how often. When the system is inspected by a professional, we can inspect all the parts and components that require it to operate. If there is a strange noise or sound, make sure that you call us. We can come to inspect the problem. If you ignore any issue, it will end up causing more damage. Either the problem will become more severe, or other parts will start to wear out. This even may end up costing you more in a repair bill. So it is always best to contact us.

Filter Checks

The filter should also be inspected on a regular basis. The filter will collect any dirt and dust that could be in the air of your home. Based on a recommended schedule, you should check the filter. This will help you to be aware how clean the filter is. Without checking it, you will not know how dirty or clean the filter is for the system. The filter will also need to be changed on a regular basis. This will keep the system working efficiently. If you are not sure when the filter will need an inspection or changing, make sure that you contact. We can provide you with a schedule that you should do this by.

Thermostat Problems

Also check the thermostat if you notice a heating problem. Sometimes the thermostat will not be able to relay the temperature setting to the furnace. If the set temperature is different than the actual temperature, then there can be an issue. Make sure to turn off the thermostat, and turn it back on. Also make sure it is on the correct settings. If there is still and issue, contact us. That way we can inspect the thermostat for you.

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