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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
Tagged in Home Air Filters

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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Pet Allergies? Try These Methods to Reduce Dander

April 05 2015
Tagged in Air Conditioner Filter

Written by: Your Filter Connection 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...

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Concerns About Air Quality: Three Common Questions

March 26 2015
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Written by: Your Filter Connection   For most people, air quality seems unimportant. For men and women with allergies, including dust and pollen, pollutants can wreak havoc. Thanks to a quality residential air filter, pollutants that cause itchy eyes, sneezing and a running nose can come to a halt. So if you’re concerned about your home’s air quality, here are some common Qs and As.   What Do Filters Remove? Filters cannot stop every type of pollutant from entering your home. They can, however, stop most, including mold spores, pet dander, skin cells and even dust mites. Each of these pollutants can ruin your home’s air quality and irritate your allergies, and different types of air conditioner filters can stop...

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3 Reasons to Change Your Air Filter Before Summer or Winter

March 15 2015
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Written by: Your Filter Connection   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...

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How Materials Affect Air Filters

February 27 2015
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Air filters work great at stopping contaminants from entering your home. From pollen to tobacco and even smog, these tiny home air filters improve the air quality of your home. But the difference in material can determine the effectiveness and the longevity of items.   The Difference in Materials Four main kinds of air filters exist: pleated, washable, fiberglass and electrostatic air filter. Each stops different kinds of pollutants, and below, is a breakdown of the differences among each:   Fiberglass: Provides a disposable, inexpensive means for stopping large particles, including lint and dust, from entering your home. Even better, fiberglass filters are inexpensive.   Pleated: Ideal for capturing larger particles in the air, pleated filters work well at stopping...

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Air Filters: Your Filter Connection Asks Are The Added Costs Worth It?

February 15 2015
Tagged in Furnace Filters

From pollen to dust mites, your home falls prey to dozens of airborne contaminants that can cause allergic reactions. According to the Kids Health, more than 50 million Americans have some type of allergy. For adults and children, these contaminants further aggravate allergy or asthma symptoms, and perhaps one of the most common ways--not to mention the most effective-- to protect yourself and your home is through an air conditioner filter.   Different Material, Higher Price Scroll through the varying types of filters and you’ll find that price depends on two factors: materials used and particles repelled. An electrostatic filter, for example, provides a pricier alternative than fiberglass; however, the fiberglass cannot capture smaller particles like pollen. And even a...

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