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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.

Noticing Issues with the Furnace

 

Your furnace should always be properly maintained and inspected. Doing so will help keep it working properly and efficiently during the cold winter months. If there is an issue, you will want to have the furnace fixed as soon as possible. Ignoring a problem will only lead to a more costly repair bill when it finally is fixed. You will also increase the chance that other parts become damaged in the process as well. When one part does not work, it can damage other parts because those may have to work harder.

 

Be aware of any odd noises that you might hear. This can include grinding, squealing, or even humming noises. They all can be indications of an issue. The furnace should operate at almost unnoticeable levels. If you notice any odd or loud noises, make sure to contact us. We can come and inspect the furnace system for you. This will help to keep it operating as long as possible. If you are not sure how often maintenance should be done, contact us. We will be able to recommend a schedule of when your furnace should be inspected and maintained.

 

As always, you will want to make sure that you inspect the filter regularly as well. This will help you to notice when the filter is clogged or full of dirt and dust. When the filter becomes clogged with dirt and dust, you will then notice the system is no longer efficient. Make sure that you also change the filter based on the recommended schedule. Doing so will always make sure that you have the best air flow possible through the system. If you are not sure what size filter you need, contact us. Having the right size is important for the furnace to operate.

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.

Keeping your Home Comfortable

 

You and your family spend a long of time in your home. You will want to keep the air in your home in the best condition possible. Doing so will help you to breath easier, and have better quality air as well. The most important thing you can do is to have your HVAC system inspected regularly. Preventative maintenance is important because we will inspect all the parts and components. This is an ideal time of the year to have your unit inspected. As you need to run the air conditioner less and less, you will need to start thinking about the furnace system for the upcoming winter.

Check the Filter

The filter will be one of the many parts that should be inspected. Filters will need to be checked on a regular basis, and also changed when it is recommended. If you are not sure how often the filter should be changed, make sure to contact us. The filter needs to be used with the air conditioner, and also the furnace system. These are designed to capture dirt and dust that are in the air of your home. Without a filter, this will go into your HVAC system, and cause issues with the working parts. This allows the pollutants to get back into the air of your home.

Notice Issues

Your HVAC system should also be inspected for any issues. If you hear strange sounds coming from the system, it can indicate a problem. You will also want to make sure that the area is clear of any objects or debris. If there are things closely stacked to the HVAC system, it could pose a fire hazard. Also check for any leaks from the system and around it. If you notice it, make sure to call us so we can come and properly inspect it for you. This will help keep your home comfortable during the year.

Furnace Tune Ups are needed

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In your home, you want to avoid any furnace issues. The first step to accomplish this is to have the furnace inspected on a regular basis. Maintenance in the fall before the cold season is recommended. If you did not have that this year, your furnace may develop a problem. Make sure to contact us at the first sign of furnace issues. No matter if it is a problematic issue, or something small, call us. We can come and inspect it to ensure everything is working properly.

Check the filter

The first thing to check is the filter. The filter is designed to capture any dirt or dust that might be in the home. This prevents it from being recalculated through the home time and time again. If you are not sure the type of filter, we can advise you. We can also recommend when you should check and change the filter for the furnace system. By doing so, it will circulate clean air without any pull or drag. A dirty filter can also cause parts to work harder and wear out sooner. Be advised to never operate a furnace without a filter. This can cause the dirt to get on the components of the furnace. This can cause furnace issues quickly.

Notice odd noises

Also check for any odd noises or sounds. A bang, thump, or grinding noise should not be ignored. It can mean a part is wearing poorly, or something should be repaired. It is always best to contact us so we can inspect it for you. If you hear a noise, having it repaired as soon as possible helps reduce the chance of further damage. It also helps to prevent a very costly repair bill in the long run.

Remember the thermostat

You will want to also inspect the thermostat to ensure it is operating efficiently. If the set temperature is different than the actual temperature, there is an issue. The thermostat may need to be repaired or replaced. We can inspect and advise you on what is causing the issue. This can help you get back to a warm and comfortable home.

Furnace Maintenance for your Furnace

Each winter, countless homeowners will experience issues with their furnaces when the cold air sets in, and then will be in for a headache, as well as expensive costs of replacement in some instances. There are several benefits to keeping up with furnace maintenance and cleaning. You will want to make sure to contact us… Continue Reading

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