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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.

Keeping the Furnace Operating Efficiently

Keeping the Furnace Operating Efficiently


Winter weather will require you to run your furnace more often. When you do so, you will want it to be as efficient as possible. Anytime you notice a sign of an issue, make sure to call us so we can inspect the furnace for you. With regular maintenance, we can help keep it operating the best that it can be. If you notice any sign of the furnace not working correctly, make sure to call us. By doing so, we can check all the parts and components of the furnace for you.

Any odd noises that you might hear could mean that parts are starting to fail. When you ignore this, you jeopardize having the issue become worse. This can also increase the chance that other parts might start to wear out and fail as well. A clunking or grinding noise that you might hear will indicate that a part may have become loose when it is operating. It will clunk as the part is sliding around. Make sure that you call us so we can inspect the system and repair the part as soon as possible.

A squealing noise can indicate that a belt has slipped or broke. It can be high pitched, or even just a lower decibel level. As the issue becomes worse, you will notice the noise getting louder and more frequent. If there is dirt or dust covering a part of the system, it can also result in squealing or screech noise. When you are aware of any noises, always try to find out what the furnace was doing when they occurred. If the furnace system makes noise when it kicks on or off, it could mean something different than a noise that is produced as it is operating and producing warm air.

A Properly Maintained Furnace can keep the home Heated better

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When you want to keep the furnace working efficiently, make sure it is properly maintained. If you ignore regular maintenance, you will increase the chance of furnace failure. Contact us and we will schedule a time we can inspect the full HVAC and furnace system. Having all the parts checked will help ensure they are in the best condition possible. It will also help to confirm they are working as they should be. If you ever notice something odd with the system, or not heating correctly, contact us. The issue will not get better without proper repair. The last thing you want this winter is for the furnace to go out on a cold day.

 

The ductwork should also be inspected and cleaned. When the ductwork is full of dirt, dust, and other particles, it can affect how it operates. Over time insects, rodents, dust, and even pet dander can collect in the ductwork. If it is not cleaned out properly, the heat will not be able to pass through the ductwork efficiently. This will produce less heat coming out of the vents of your home as well. If you can see dirt and debris in the ductwork through the vents, chances are it is even worth the further the ductwork goes. Having it cleaned is also a great time to have it inspected for any damage. If there are cracks, punctures, or holes in the ductwork, the heat can leak out of there. This causes the furnace to work harder than it should.

 

Remember to change the filter regularly. This helps remove particles from the air. It will then reduce them from going through the furnace system, and back into the air of your home again. If you are not sure when the filter should be cleaned, we can recommend when it should be done.

Efficient Heating in the Winter

 

During the winter, you will want your home to be warm and comfortable. To help ensure it is always operating the best, make sure that you have us inspected it on a regular basis. Maintenance is required to have the furnace system and parts operating, as they should be. If the furnace system is not maintained, you will notice a few issues with the heating. The first sign may be an expensive monthly energy bill. This would be caused by the system working too long to produce the desired heat in your home. If you notice any changes in your energy bill, make sure to contact us. That way we can inspect the furnace for you.

 

The ductwork should also be inspected. Over time, there can be a build up of dirt, dust, and debris. You should look inside the vents or registers. If you can see a build up of dust, there probably is more, further back. Cleaning this out will help the furnace to be more efficient and to move the warm air through your home. Also have the ductwork checked over for any cracks, puncture marks, or damage. This would allow heat to escape, also making the furnace work harder.

 

The thermostat should also be inspected for any problems. One common issue is if the actual temperature is different than the set temperature. The thermostat could malfunction, not sending the proper readings to your furnace. If the connection is not working properly, then this could result in the furnace operating longer. It would constantly be operating to keep the home at the desired temperature that you have the thermostat set at. Also make sure that the thermostat is efficient. If you have an older one, you may want to invest in a programmable thermostat.

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.

 

 

Remember Maintenance Inspections

  Now is the perfect time to have your HVAC system inspected. This way we can check all the parts and components that are there. A proper maintenance schedule should be followed in order to ensure proper efficiency. When the schedule is followed, you can reduce wear and tear to parts of the system. We… Continue Reading

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