When a heating system stops working the way it is supposed to, you might suspect a major problem with the mechanical components of the unit. But what if the issue is actually something so small that you could have prevented it on your own? The air filter in your HVAC system has more of an effect on your home comfort than you might think. Contrary to popular belief, its purpose is not only to clean your air. It also helps to protect your heating system from damage.
But this is only possible if the filter remains clean. A dirty filter can actually harm the efficiency and performance of a heater. Learn how in today’s guide, and remember to replace your air filter each and every month—and schedule a professional tune-up every year!
The Problem with a Dirty Filter
The main problem with a filter that is too dirty is that air cannot flow through the filter with ease. The blower fan in your HVAC system is responsible for drawing in air from around your home so that it can be heated and redistributed to various rooms. First, air must pass through the filter, but less can pass through if it has become clogged.
Your heating system was designed to draw in a certain amount of air, and the parts can become overworked if it cannot perform as it was designed to. Parts may fail prematurely, and your system will use a lot of energy attempting to compensate for the lack of airflow. Don’t forget to change your filter each and every month!
We Recommend a Professional Tune-Up
Changing the filter is a great start toward better efficiency and system performance, but this is not the only step you should take when preparing your furnace for the cooler weather. We strongly recommend that you also schedule a standard maintenance visit this fall. This includes a safety and operational inspection of the furnace, as well as cleaning blower components and other parts and making some vital adjustments. Some heating maintenance technicians (including ours) even offer a filter change!
Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. is having a Turkey Tune-Up Special! Call us for a Precision Tune-Up your furnace in Farmington, NM and receive your filters free—a $25 value! Don’t waste your time with the run-around. Give us a call and let us do it right the first time!