The air filter is a critical part of your HVAC system and with regular filter maintenance your system will operate at optimal levels, insuring your home is warm throughout the coming winter. There are many different types of filter, here is some information to help you choose what is right for your home….
PLEATED FILTERS – These are paper filters which offer high efficiency results by trapping particles such as dust, bacteria and other pollutants in the air while allowing the air flow through your home to be unobstructed. These filters should be changed regularly, approximately every three months.
ELECTROSTATIC FILTERS – These permanent, cleanable filters use self charging fibers to attract particles. As they are washable, they may be more economic in the long run that the pleated filters. To maintain your electrostatic filter, wash with soap and water and make sure it is completely dry before re installing into your furnace to avoid any possibility of mold or mildew growth.
HEPA FILTERS – these high efficiency filters trap the greatest percentage of particulates in your air, they can however greatly reduce your systems airflow which increase your energy costs.
Talk to your service technician about which filter may be right for you!
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Fall is the hush before winter – a lovely way to look at the new season and all the wonders it brings with it, Thanksgiving, Pumpkin spice everything and our thoughts turn to preparation for the cold winter ahead. Most people don’t think about preventative maintenance for the HVAC equipment during this time as there are still some warm sunny days ahead and they believe there is still time. Each year it seems winter sneaks up on us and takes us all by surprise one fine morning – when we wake up to frosty windshields and no heat!
There are several benefits to preparing your furnace for the coming winter, here are just a few:
- SAFETY – detect dangers such as gas leaks and carbon monoxide leaks!
Annual check ups of your HVAC equipment will keep your family safe, insuring that all parts are working efficiently, everything is clean and lubricated and testing for potential hazards such as gas leaks and carbon monoxide leaks will put your mind at ease and keep everyone safe and warm through the coming winter.
2. Save Money – cleaner, maintained equipment burns less fuel!
Studies have shown that a well maintenance furnace can reduce energy cost by as much as 30%. With the price of fuel ever increasing, preventative maintenance can save you money. Did you know that a programmable thermostat can help you manage your energy costs!
3. Improve the Life Expectancy of your furnace!
Most furnaces have a life expectancy of 12-20 years, if they are well looked after. By not maintaining the furnace, there is a reduced life expectancy, sometimes by 50% and the risk of costly repairs. Most people would never think of driving a car for 10-20 years without ever having a tune up, the same is true for your home heating and cooling systems!
Most manufacturers ask that yearly maintenance be done as part of their warranty. A well maintained system will insure that you get the most out of your investment!
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