Using a Forced Air Heater? Remember to Change Your Air Filter!
Furnaces and heat pumps are among the most popular of all heating systems. They are forced-air heaters, meaning that they heat air, and then distribute that heated air throughout homes in order to warm them. In the process, they filter the air in order to prevent the buildup of pollutants within the system, which could compromise the heating process.
While the majority of heating maintenance must be left to trained professionals, we'll take this opportunity to remind you that you must remember to change the air filter in your heating system regularly. If you don't, you can expect to encounter a number of different problems. Keep the following information in mind, and contact us with any questions that you may have about air filters or your heater in Farmington, CT.
Don't pay more...
When your air filter is dirty, it is going to make it harder for your heater to force air through it. The harder that it is for your heater to do so, the more energy it is going to use in its effort to effectively heat your home. The more energy that your system has to use in order to do its job, the more it is going to cost in order to heat your living space.
...for a weaker performance...
If your heater is struggling just to force air through your air filter, you really cannot expect it to heat your home with the success that you've previously enjoyed. You may notice cold spots popping up, or that your system is short cycling. The heat building up in the system due to reduced airflow can cause the system to shut off before its heating cycle is complete, only to start back up again before long.
...while putting your system at risk!
This type of operation not only wastes money, but it puts a lot of unnecessary wear and tear on the heating equipment. That can lead to an increased risk of operational problems and damages to the system. As you can see, a dirty air filter is much more than a minor issue!
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November 21, 2016 | Categories: Heating Service
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