When there is trouble with your furnace one of the first things our technician is going to check is the state of your filter and most likely it will need to be changed.
Believe it or not, the filter (which is one of the most inexpensive components of your system) can be responsible for all sorts of glitches in both performance and efficiency. When your filter needs to be replaced airflow is the first thing to be affected! Fortunately, changing your filter is quick, easy and inexpensive.
Need a few more good reasons to change your filter? Well, here they are:
- Poor Air Quality – Dirty and clogged filters are not able to perform effectively and allow airborne contaminants to escape filtration and circulate back into your home.
- Wasted Energy – When heating systems have dirty filters, they have to run longer and hotter to reach the thermostat settings. Since this is burning excessive amounts of energy, it is increasing utility cost.
- Dirty Ducts – When a filter is not able to do its job dirt and dust build-up in the ductwork. This build-up contaminates components in the heating and air conditioning system which leads to a shortened service life. You may also need to have your ducts cleaned to remove all the excessive build-up.
- Blower Damage – When airflow is restricted, the air handler blower gets strained and uses more electricity than usual. This can cause the blower motor to overheat.
If you don’t know where to begin when it comes to changing your filter or are having more serious issues with your furnace, call Carmine’s today at 203-791-8089 our qualified technicians are happy to help.