Your furnace is one of the most parts of your home, but it can be prone to problems if you don’t take proper care of it. A dirty air filter can cause many issues with your furnace, from poor performance to costly repairs. Here’s what you can do about it.
1. Reduced Furnace Performance
A dirty air filter reduces the amount of air that can pass through the filter, impacting your furnace’s performance. This reduction in airflow causes your furnace to work harder than usual to keep up with the demand for warm air within your home. As a result, it will have shorter cycles, run more frequently and use more energy than usual. Not only does this reduce its efficiency, but it can also cause unnecessary wear and tear on the components of your furnace.
2. Safety Concerns
A dirty air filter is also a safety hazard because it restricts airflow so much that combustion gases cannot vent properly from the system. This increases pressure within the unit and may cause carbon monoxide (CO) buildup in your home. Carbon monoxide is an odorless gas that can cause serious health risks if inhaled in large quantities. Installing CO detectors in your home and replacing them regularly, as recommended by the manufacturer, local fire department, or building code office, is crucial.
3. Poor Indoor Air Quality
Poor indoor air quality can be a major burden on your health. Dirty air filters are one common cause of poor air quality since they restrict or obstruct airflow, preventing proper ventilation and accumulating dust, dirt, pet dander, mold spores, chemicals, bacteria, and other dangerous particles in your home’s air.
This not only brings down the overall level of cleanliness in a household but also puts everyone at risk for respiratory illness. Having regularly scheduled maintenance visits is essential to maintaining good indoor air quality year-round.
Rely on the Professionals
Regular maintenance of your furnace is essential to avoid costly repairs. Having HVAC professionals from Trade-Mark Air Conditioning maintain your HVAC system will pay off in terms of energy savings and peace of mind.
At Trade-Mark Air Conditioning, we offer comprehensive heating, air conditioning, and indoor air quality services serving Ingram and Kerrville, TX, and the surrounding areas. Some of our solutions include the repair, installation, and maintenance of air conditioners, heating systems, water heaters, geothermal heating, sheet metal, refrigeration, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, and air filters. Contact Trade-Mark Air Conditioning for exceptional HVAC and indoor air quality solutions.Tags: Furnace Filter, Furnace Maintenance
March 10, 2023 6:01 pm