Proper Care of the Filter for your HVAC System

When you have a home, you will want to make sure that the air is clean and that the temperature in your home. One of the most important things you can do is to have the HVAC system inspected. If you notice an issue with it, make sure to contact us as soon as possible. This way an issue that is starting to form can be repaired before a larger problem occurs.

The most important part of the furnace is the filter. The filter is designed to capture dust and dirt particles that may be in the air of your home. If the system is run without a filter, it can cause the dirt and dust to damage the moving parts of the HVAC system. Having this occur can lead to further damage of the system in the long run.

If you are not sure how often to inspect the filter or change the filter, make sure to contact us. We can advise you on the schedule to help keep your furnace and filter lasting as long as possible. It is recommended to inspect the filter regularly, and change it when you should.

The Benefits of Changing Your HVAC System Filter

By cleaning the filter, you can improve the system’s efficiency by as much as 15 percent. This is because dirty furnace filters prevent a steady stream of air from passing through the system and into your living space. A clean filter will allow the furnace to work as designed. In contrast, a dirty filter will tax the system, forcing it to work much harder than it should have to. In the end, switching out your old filter for a new one has the potential to save you hundreds of dollars every year.

Changing your furnace filter will also improve the quality of your indoor air. If you leave a clogged filter in place, it will make it difficult to trap additional dust, grime, and other unsavory particles. As a result, some of those particles will make their way through your air ducts and into your home’s air. It is also important to consider the fact that a dirty furnace filter increases the odds of a repair. Since dirty filters force the system to work much harder than it should, the furnace will endure extensive wear and tear. This heightens the chances of a breakdown and consequential repair. Add in the fact that an overtaxed furnace won’t last nearly as long as it should and it is easy to see why some homeowners switch out their system’s filter once per month just to be on the safe side. Also remember to contact us if you notice anything out of the norm with your furnace.

If you have any questions about preventative maintenance for your heater, do not hesitate to contact Controlled Air Plumbing・Heating・Cooling.