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Keeping the Filter Clean

Keeping the Filter Clean


The filter is designed to keep the air in your home clean, as well as help your HVAC system. As air passes through the filter, the dust and dirt is collected in the filter. The rest of the air continues through the hvac system and then is redistributed to the rest of your home. This will help keep the air clean and easy to breathe. If you notice any issues with breathing, it could be caused by the air in your home. If anyone suffers from allergies or asthma, then poor air quality is easily noticed. The filter will also help capture other things like poor odors, pet dander, and pet hair.

The filter should be inspected on a regular basis. Make sure to change the filter when it is recommended. It would become clogged with dirt and dust, and will no longer be efficient. Never run the HVAC system without a filter installed. This can do damage to the system. Without the filter to collect those things, the dirt and dust can go through the system, and cause damage to the operating parts and components. It can result in costly repairs needing to be done to your HVAC system as well. Also make sure the filter is the correct size. If you are not sure what size it should be, we can advise you on it.

Notice any odd sounds that the system might make. If the filter is clogged, the system might be working harder to get air to move through, thus resulting in straining sounds from the system. Anytime you notice an issue with the HVAC system, make sure to contact us. We can inspect the system to help ensure everything is working efficiently for you in your home.

Why you Need to Inspect the Filter

Why you Need to Inspect the Filter


The filter for the HVAC system will always need to be inspected on a regular basis. Doing so will help to make sure that the furnace is always working as it should be. If you are not sure how often the filter should be inspected, always make sure to ask us. We can advise you on the appropriate schedule, and when it should be changed. You should check the filter regularly, but make sure to change it when you should as well. Over time, dust and dirt can get in the filter and it will result in it becoming clogged. If you have any questions about a filter, make sure to contact us so we can inspect the filter and advise you.

When you have animals or pets in the home, you will want to make sure that the filter is inspected, cleaned, and replaced regularly. Doing so will help reduce the chance of pet hair or pet dander from circulating through the home. When you have more than one pet, you will want to change the filter on a more frequent basis. If you have anyone in your home that suffers from pet allergies, you will want the filter to be changed regularly. If you are not sure how often this should be done, we can recommend a schedule based on your home.

Asthma is another good reason to keep filter maintenance up to date. Anyone who suffers from asthma will be more prone to any dirt and dust that are in the air of your home. When you have allergies, even the slightest movement of dirt and dust can affect your breathing and how you feel. You may also notice itchy or watering eyes, or problems with a dry throat.

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.

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