There are dangers and issues that a clogged filter can cause your system. The furnace in your home will help keep it warm and comfortable. If you want to help maintain it, you will want to make sure that the filter is always taken the best care of. Having a clean filter will help keep the furnace working efficiently. If you do not change the filter, you can risk further problems and issues in the long run. If you are not sure what type of filter to get, you can contact us. You can also call us and we can help with making sure the furnace is replaced properly.
Dangers of Dirt
With a dirty filter, you will start to notice the energy bills becoming higher each month. When they are cleaned properly, then the air flow will lead to the system being efficient. Once they are clogged, it will have to work harder, thus putting more strain and stress on the system. The filters will help prevent dust particles, allergens, and other contaminants from entering the furnace and HVAC system. If it prevents that, then it can help prevent it being recalculated back into the air of the home. If you have a pet, you will want to make sure to replace the filter more often. Having a clean filter means clean air, and that helps make breathing easier for you and your family.
If the filter is clogged, one dangerous affect is that the furnace could overheat. When the furnace has to work harder, then it will use extra exertion for it. Working hard to pull air through the filter that is clogged will quickly lead to the furnace working much harder than it otherwise should. If the system overheats, it also runs the risk of starting a fire. Another risk is that the system could fail completely, and you are left with no heat. Even if you think the filter is in good condition, always take the time to inspect it.