Inspect the Filter this Fall to Improve the Home's Air Quality

If you inspect the filter for your HVAC system, you can help the system to remain efficient. It is also one of the easiest parts to inspect. They should be dust and dirt-free because it will help to improve the air quality in your home. Not only does the HVAC system make your home comfortable, but you will also want to have it inspected on a regular basis. By doing so, you can help to ensure the parts and components are working at their top operating condition.

The filter is designed to capture dust, dirt, and other pollutants that might be in the air of your home. This will allow the air to be cleaner and make it easier to breathe. If you or a family member suffers from allergies, asthma, or other respiratory issues, make sure to check the filter on a more regular basis.

If you have pets, a large family, or someone in the home smokes…make sure to inspect the filter on a regular basis, and often. This will alert you for when a new filter will be needed. You can also contact us and we can advise you on the proper schedule for inspecting the filter or we can inspect the filter ourselves. Also make sure you have a spare filter, so when it needs to be replaced, you can do so in a timely manner.

When you inspect the filter, you can also check other parts of the home’s HVAC system. The ductwork is another important component of your HVAC system. Check for peeling duct tape and loose fittings around seams. Also check for any dirt streaks that could indicate that air is escaping. Look for any dents in the metal or collapsed or torn sections of the ducts.

You should also be aware of the furnace when you turn it on, and inspect the flame. It should be a steady blue, not a flickering yellow or orange, which indicates combustion problems that need professional help. Make sure side panels are closed and fastened. Inspect air return grills and HVAC registers for dust, dirt, and pet hair that impeded airflow. Open and shut registers to ensure they work. Make sure furniture has not covered the vents.

No matter what issue you might notice with your HVAC system, make sure to contact us at (651) 504-1556 so we can inspect it for you.