The Importance of Having a Good Furnace Filter
An efficient heating system is essential to maintain home comfort and reasonable energy bills in the Mid-Atlantic region. Have you given much thought to protecting your heating system as cooler weather arrives? Keep reading to learn the importance of changing your furnace filter through the heating months.
Maximize HVAC Performance
The primary purpose of your furnace filter is to protect furnace components from the damage caused by dirt and debris bypass. Here’s how:
- When the blower motor and blower are caked with dirt, they can’t perform as well, which increases energy costs and may cause early failure.
- A dirty evaporator coil blocks heated airflow during the heating months and insulates the coil, which reduces heat exchange during the cooling months.
- Dirty air ducts can contribute to poor indoor air quality and may exacerbate symptoms of occupants that suffer respiratory ailments.
Change your furnace filter as the manufacturer suggests for maximum effectiveness. If you allow the filter to become clogged, a pressure drop occurs across the blower, which makes it work harder. The harder the blower motor works, the higher your energy bills become.
A clogged filter reduces air pressure. This means you’re not going to receive adequate heating from the diffusers. Your furnace is going to have to work much longer to meet and maintain your home’s heating demand. By choosing a quality filter and changing it regularly, you’ll improve your home comfort.
Enhance Indoor Air Quality
When shopping for filters at your home store, check the packaging for the contaminants each filter removes. If there are very young or old occupants in your home, or if there are those who suffer respiratory ailments, you’ll definitely want a higher-efficiency filter to enhance indoor air quality.
For more information about choosing or changing the furnace filter in your home, contact Sobieski Services, Inc.
At Sobieski Services, Inc., our goal is to help our customers in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey learn more about energy and home comfort issues – especially HVAC and plumbing issues – so that they can save money and live in healthier, more comfortable homes.
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