The furnace circulates warm air throughout the room. In order to ensure that the air moves without any obstruction, you should have the furnace filter checked regularly by a qualified technician from Ace Air.
The furnace filter blocks dirt and debris from getting inside the system. A clogged filter will make the system strain to circulate the air, leading to high energy bills and mechanical failure.
How often should the furnace filter be cleaned?
Most homeowners are in the dark as to when or how often they should clean or replace the filter. There is no simple answer to this question.
Several factors determine the time when you should service your furnace filter. A simple rule of thumb is that if the filter looks dirty, you should have it changed.
That being said, you should not wait till the filter has become completely clogged as it may cause damage to the system.
Here are some key points that will help you to know how often you should clean or replace the filter.
Is the furnace fan always on?
If you have the furnace fan on at all times, you should consider having one or two-inch filters cleaned or replaced every month. On the other hand, if you turn on the furnace fan occasionally, the filters need to be changed every two months.
Also, keep in mind that a three or four-inch filter should be changed about three to six months depending on the usage. Larger filters will require less frequent cleaning or replacement.
Are there pets inside the house?
Homes that have pets will require frequent service. If you have one pet inside the house, you should have the filter cleaned every two to six months. The more pets in the house, the more frequently the filter should be serviced.
Are there smokers inside the home?
Smoke can easily clog the filter and will make you have the filter changed or serviced more frequently. Even if only one person smokes inside the house, you should have the filter changed every two to six months. The more smokers are inside the house, the more frequent should you clean or replace the filter.
Does the area get a lot of dust?
Dust tends to affect the filter performance. If you tend to get a lot of dust inside the home, you should have the filter changed more often. The one or two-inch filter will need to be changed every month, while a four inches or more filter should be changed after three months of usage in dusty areas.
Call Ace Air for a furnace tune-up and furnace filter check
In the end, the state of air filter will determine the quality of air as well as energy efficiency of the system. Regular cleaning of the system will ensure that the system works efficiently in heating the room.
If you want to get the help of expert furnace technicians in southwestern Louisiana, you should contact Ace Air Conditioning.