There are plenty of vital and uncompromisable parts of your heater that require professional attention. Motor bearings and heat exchangers are all parts that absolutely need an expert hand to work with them. But did you know there is a part of your heater that you can work with?
It’s your air filter! Technically, the air filter serves both your heater and your air conditioner. Placed in your return air duct, the filter is meant to protect your home comfort systems, specifically your heater for this blog post, from the impact of too much dust and dirt.
Let’s take a look at how keeping your air filter fresh and clean can reduce the risk of needing a heating repair in Winder, GA.
How a Dirty Air Filter Mucks Up Your Home Comfort
A dirty filter is going to create problems for your home comfort and, on a smaller level, your indoor air quality. When your filter becomes clogged with dirt and debris, it will reduce the flow of air into your heating system. Less air going in means less air being heated up. What’s more, this will increase the stress on your heater and can actually increase the frequency and severity of system repairs.
Surprising that something so seemingly small can have such a large impact, right?
When to Change Your System Air Filter
You want to make sure that your air filter is as clean as possible as often as possible. This will help to optimize your heating system’s operation, efficiency and lifespan. But the question is, how often do you need to change your filter in order to get the maximum benefits?
Every one to three months.
We provide a range because the answer really can vary based on different factors such as the severity of your use of your heater, your indoor air quality, etc. If you use your heater constantly and heavily, for example, you may want to change your filter every month or month and a half. If your heater really only runs occasionally at night, you can probably wait until that three-month mark.
We suggest putting a reminder in your phone to make sure you at least check your filter regularly. If you check it on a regular basis, you can see if and when it starts to get too dirty so you can address the problem ASAP.
Filter Changes And More–We Can Help
Not everyone is comfortable with changing their system filter, especially if they’ve never done it before. Our team is happy to help with that. We include filter checks and changes with our maintenance service so if you haven’t gotten a tune-up in a while, you may benefit from reaching out today.
In those instances though when a dirty filter or another inefficiency in your heater has caused a bigger problem, we can also provide expert system repairs. Whatever you need, we are here to help.
Bringing Comfort to America, One Home at a Time. Contact American Comfort Heating and Cooling for your next heater service.