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Indoor Air Quality: Is Your Home’s Air Really Safe?

August 17 2017

Indoor Air Quality: Is Your Home’s Air Really Safe? Clean air is important for all of us. We’re breathing 24/7, so if the air is dirty, then contaminants are constantly entering our lungs. Dirty air can lead to negative health effects, from a minor cough to more serious respiratory illnesses. But where is the dirtiest air that we breathe everyday? The answer may surprise you. When you think of dirty air, you may imagine a factory smokestack belching pollutants into the sky, or the crowded streets of a city. What you are probably not thinking of is your own home. That’s right. The air in your home can be just as dirty as the outdoors. Further, in recent years comparative...

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HVAC Air Filter Types and Replacement Guild Lines

May 25 2017

HVAC Air Filter Types and Replacement Guild Lines After a long day at work, whether you are in the country or city, you deserve to feel and breathe clean air in your home. But, something as simple as clean air inside is more rare than you may think. According to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor air pollutants rank among the top five environmental health risks. The main cause for this is that in the U.S., high construction standards have led many homes to be almost airtight. This contributes to poor air quality as it stops fresh from entering your home. How To Improve Indoor Air Quality First, provide ventilation to allow fresh air pass through the home. To make your...

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What is a Furnace Filter Box?

April 27 2017

What is a Furnace Filter Box? Quick Answer: A furnace filter box holds a filter in a perfect position to allow air to flow through from the furnace to the filter. Without a furnace filter box, gaps may allow dirt and dust to bypass the filter and spread in your home via furnace filter duct leaks.   The filter of your furnace is responsible for ensuring optimal operation and preventing unwanted contaminants from entering the machine. What you might not know is that there is a furnace filter box for placing the filter. Your furnace or HVAC system comes equipped with varied sizes of filters for promoting superior filtration, healthier breathing environment, and cleaner overall air. They are designed to...

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What is a Furnace Filter Whistle?

April 27 2017

What is a Furnace Filter Whistle? Quick Answer: A furnace filter whistle makes a sound when a filter is clogged 50%. Your furnace filter heating and energy efficiency will be negatively impacted by a clogged filter, so reusable furnace filter whistles let you know when it is time to replace the furnace filter.   How do you know when your furnace filter is clogged? This is where a furnace filter whistle comes in. Although simple, this accessory proves to be incredibly useful in determining when your furnace may require an air filter replacement. If you are tired of constantly looking for signs of a clogged/dirty filter or just can’t seem to figure out when you should get your air filter...

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What Way Does a Furnace Filter Go In?

April 27 2017

What Way Does a Furnace Filter Go In? If you own a home that utilizes a forced-air furnace for heating/cooling/ventilating purposes, you might realize sooner or later that there’s a filter requiring a replacement. As time passes, your forced-air furnace may stop functioning optimally and display signs of increased electricity consumption and poor air quality. These are indications your furnace filter is getting clogged with dirt, debris and other harmful pollutants. Fortunately, replacing a filter is a simple task. Many people experience trouble in the job, as they end up inserting the furnace filter backwards or in an improper position. This not only results in poor efficiency, but it may also result in the hot air getting blocked. Placing your...

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What Happens When A Furnace Filter Is Dirty?

April 11 2017

What Happens When A Furnace Filter Is Dirty? When your air filter is dirty and clogged, your furnace must work harder than usual in order to compensate for the increased blockage of airflow. Not only does this significantly increase your utility bills, but it also results in your furnace system overheating or shutting off too quickly. This prevents your home from warming up, making it difficult to survive in extremely cold weather. Oftentimes, when the furnace filter is too clogged by dirt or debris, the electronic “limit switch” safeguard may also end up malfunctioning or failing. This not only damages the internals of your furnace, but also results in the system not firing up at all. Repairing can easily end...

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How to Reduce Pet Dander with Filters

April 05 2016
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If you suffer from severe allergies, but love your pet, you may need to work a little harder to reduce the dander in your home. When it comes to giving up your loved animal or taking a few extra steps to avoid doing so, you will likely choose the latter. An electrostatic air filter, for instance, will allow you to improve your indoor air quality in this situation and reduce your allergy symptoms at the same time. Change your Filters Keeping the air clean and fresh in your home when you have a pet is always important. It’s recommended for you to put in new air or furnace filters at least every one to three months for optimal results. This...

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Why Change Air Filters Before Summer & Winter

March 15 2016
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Your HVAC unit will be put to greater use this summer and winter, and with it will come a higher energy bill. Changing your filter before these peak use times will help not only maintain the quality of your air, but the life and effectiveness of an HVAC unit. So get ready to replace your old air conditioner filters to save a bit of cash this summer and winter, and to extend the life of your heating and cooling system. Added HVAC Life A dirty filter causes more damage than you think. The dirt found in an old filter can stop the flow of air and cause systems to work harder and even overheat. Adding a replacement furnace filter can...

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How to Replace an HVAC Filter

October 08 2015
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Changing your own air filter is easy to do and it increases the longevity of your HVAC system. The tell-tale hum of the HVAC unit is one of the first signs that your AC system isn’t working as it should be. One of the first areas to investigate this issue is your home air filter. If the filter is blocked, or clogged, harmful allergens may also spread throughout the home as well. The following will reveal how to do this yourself and save valuable time and money. To change it, one has to locate your residential air filter. You will need to extract the filter, to check its size and replace it. If you have a wall unit, remove the...

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What Happens if I Don’t Change the Filter in my Home?

April 16 2015
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Keeping your HVAC unit running as it should helps maintain the ideal temperature for your living space. It’s ideal to keep home air filters changed, and to avoid the potential problems that may crop up. Knowing what could happen may be all the motivation you need to stay on top of changing your filters. Inefficient System The first thing you may notice with a clogged air filter that hasn’t been changed is that rooms take longer to cool or heat up. That’s because the dusty filter doesn’t allow good air flow through the ducts. That forces the unit to work harder, run longer, cost you more money and reduce the lifespan of the unit. This will ultimately cause your electric...

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