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The filter of your HVAC system is important for a variety of reasons. The main one is to help keep the air in the home as clean as possible. It will help to capture dirt, dust, and other pollutants that are in the air of your home. Without the filter, the dirt particles can get into the furnace system. When this happens, it can do damage to the moving parts and components of the furnace. Having the furnace inspected regularly will help to ensure that everything is able to work at top performance levels and efficiency.
How the Filter Helps
The furnace is important for your home because it will help to heat and keep it comfortable. In the winter, regular maintenance should include the system, ductwork, thermostat, and the filter. Anytime there is an issue, it will need to be checked as son as possible so further problems do not develop. We can also advise you on a schedule that you should follow so everything is working as best that it can.
Check the furnace filter regularly. This can be determined by who is in your home or if you have pets. If you have pets or animals, the filter will need to be changed on a more regular basis. This is because pet fur and dander can get into the system and filter. Those who allergic to pets will find it beneficial to clean the filter regularly. Also if anyone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma, cleaning the filter and changing it will help the air quality. You will notice it is easier to breathe as well. Sometimes an air cleaner may be needed for your home. If you are not sure if that is needed, contact us. We can advise you on the options that are there, as well as recommend one. You will spend a lot of time in your home this winter, so make sure the air quality is the best it can be.
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It is important to take proper care of the furnace in the winter. The last thing you will want is for the heat to go out on a cold, blustery day. Make sure that you are following the maintenance schedule for your HVAC and heating system. This should include checking the ductwork, thermostat, furnace features, and the filter. If you notice any odd noises or sounds, it will indicate an issue. When you hear a grinding or screeching noise, make sure that you contact us. Check the issue right away can help prevent further damage in the long run as well. If a problem is ignored, it can lead to other parts becoming damaged or failing as well. The heat may also suddenly go out, leaving your home colder than you desire.
Check the thermostat to ensure that the actual temperature and the set temperature are almost the same. A couple degrees difference is nothing to worry about, as sometimes the home has not warmed up to that yet. If there is a significant difference, then there could be an issue with the thermostat. Like any other appliance, the thermostat can fail. There could be a short in the system, or it could fail from age and wear. You will always want the home to be the temperature you set, especially during the colder winter months.
Check the Filter
In the winter, remember to check the filter often. This is because your home will be closed up tighter than it is the rest of the year. You will want to make sure that the filter is clean and clear of any build up of debris. This can put extra strain and stress on the furnace system. When there is extra strain, then other internal parts will work harder and might start to fail quicker as well.
The HVAC system in your home should always be properly maintained and inspected. Doing so can help the efficiency of it. We can help to advise you on when certain maintenance tasks should be done for your HVAC system and furnace. The ductwork is important because it will help to save you money in the long run. If there is an issue with the ductwork, you may notice that heat is wasted. This is because the heat can escape through a hole or puncture in the ductwork before reaching your room. If you notice an increase in the monthly heating bills, it could be caused by this. Make sure to contact us, so we can inspect the ductwork for you.
The ductwork might be able to benefit from Aeroseal. This will propyl close up any hole or damage that may have happened to the ductwork. Therefore, it will also allow the heat to properly reach the rooms in your home, to warm them. We can inspect the ductwork and advise you on what actions should be required to help you get your furnace operating efficiently and correctly again. When the heat does not reach the room, then the furnace also works harder and longer. This is because it will need to keep running to produce the heat you have the thermostat set at.
Remember the filter
It is always beneficial that you check the filter in your home. This will ensure that the correct airflow can go through. A dirty air filter will become clogged. This results in more strain and stress on the furnace as it is trying to operate. Make sure that you check the filter on a regular schedule. The filter will also need to be replaced regularly as well. This can depend on if anyone smokes in your home, how many people, and how many pets you have.
There are several things that you should inspect and check for your HVAC system. By doing so, you can help improve the efficiency of it. Make sure to contact us for the schedule maintenance. Certain parts and components may need to be inspected more or less often than others. The filter is one part that should be inspected on a regular basis. It should be check frequently. It should also be changed when you start to see it become clogged up with dirt and dust. If you are not sure how often you should inspect or change the filter, make sure to contact us.
Maintain the ductwork
The ductwork is another part that should be inspected. Check for any cracks or puncture marks that might be on it. This will help to improve your heating efficiency as well. If there is damage in the ductwork, then heat could be escaping from it. This is because it will cause the furnace to continue operating and producing heat longer than it should. As heat escapes from the ductwork, the furnace will still be working to produce the heat to what the thermostat is set at. This can end up costing you more on monthly energy bills as well.
You should also be aware of any odd noises or sounds that the HVAC system makes. This can alert you to an issue that the system might have. Any rattle or clunk type noises are always something to be concerned about. You can call us and we can come to inspect the HVAC system and furnace. Sometimes internal parts of the unit could become damaged or worn. These will need to be replaced as soon as possible so that the system can continue to work efficiently and at top performance for you. This will also help your home to be warm and comfortable this winter for you and your family.
Winter weather means cold temperatures. You will want to make sure your home is warm and comfortable during all those months. The best way to help keep your home comfortable is to have the system inspected on a regular basis. With proper preventative maintenance, your HVAC system and furnace can work and operate efficiently. We can also help to remind you when regular maintenance should be done. Following the schedule will always keep the parts in the best condition. We will also be able to check each part and component, to ensure that there is not an issue.
You should also be able to notice any odd noise or sounds from the system. These will indicate an issue with the system. It should be looked at as soon as possible to help prevent further damage and issues from occurring. This can also cause the chance for a costly repair bill as well. When an issue or odd noise occurs, if you ignore it, more parts can become damaged as well.
Change the Filter during Winter
The filter will need to be checked on a regular basis as well. This will help it run smoothly. With a filter, it will capture the dirt and dust in the air. By doing this, it will prevent the dirt from getting into the HVAC system and causing damage and strain. Remember to never run the HVAC system without a filter. The result can be extensive damage to several parts of the furnace. So make sure to only operate the furnace when a filter is in it.
You will also want to make sure you have a carbon monoxide detector. This is designed to go off and sound an alarm with any indication of carbon monoxide in your home. This will improve your safety as well for you and your family.
Proper and regular maintenance is needed for your HVAC system and furnace. We can also advise you on when the schedule for maintenance should be done. Also, you will want to contact us anytime you notice anything out of the norm with the system. This can range from strange sounds, smells, or how it operates. Having it inspected will help further problems in the long run. It will also lower the chance of a repair bill as well.
Issues to be aware of
One issue that can happen with the furnace is that the filter becomes clogged often. If the furnace is not blowing air efficiently through the filter, it can lead to problems. You will benefit if the filter is cleaned and replaced often. We can also advise you on when this schedule should be. It can also be of benefit if you have an extra filter incase you need to switch it suddenly. The furnace should never operate without a filter in to capture any harmful pollutants that might be in the air of the home.
The furnace may also not produce enough warm air. If this is an issue, there could be a short in the system. We will need to inspect the thermostat to start with. Sometimes it will malfunction or fail completely. If you need to invest in a new one, think about a programmable thermostat. This allows you to set the temperature based on days of the week and the various times of each day. Having the thermostat set to the ideal temperature can also help you save on the heat bill.
Check the parts
If you notice a significant increase in your monthly energy bill, this can be the first indication of an issue. Make sure to call us. We can examine the system and furnace to make sure it is working correctly for you. This will help your home to stay warm and comfortable this winter.
The air in your home is not only important to you, but important to those in your family and friends. You will want your home to be comfortable, and enjoy being there. If you do not, it will make it miserable to be home. You may also notice breathing problems as well. Sometimes poor air quality can leady to allergies and asthma symptoms as well. We can come and inspect the hvac system, as well as the air quality in your home.
Check Carbon Monoxide
It is important to have a carbon monoxide detector for your home. Without one, you may be risking the lives of those in your home. Carbon monoxide is a colorless and odorless gas. It can make you sick, and even lead to death in a short amount of time. Having a detector is important because it will alert you to when the air quality is poor and traces of carbon monoxide are detected. You can call us and we can advise you on a carbon monoxide detector as well. Always make sure though that you change the batteries regularly, if the detector is equipped with them.
You will also want to make sure the air in your home is as clean as it should be. The filter will need to be inspected on a regular basis. It should also be changed on a regular schedule as well. If you are not aware how often this should be, please contact us. We can inspect the filter for you. Also, we can recommend a schedule for the furnace and your home. It is always a good idea to have an extra filter on hand. This is needed incase your filter needs to be changed suddenly. You will want to make sure the filter is the correct size. Keeping the filter properly maintained can help keep the air quality the best it can be in your home.