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Don’t Leave a Dirty Air Filter in Your Furnace

As long as your furnace is blowing warm air throughout the coldest nights of the year, you may figure that it is in great working condition. Don’t overlook the basic maintenance needs of your furnace, though. Doing so can result in a subpar heating experience, and other results you’d best avoid.

One of the best things that you yourself can do for your furnace is to change your air filter regularly. It may not sound like that big of a deal, but if you have a dirty air filter in your furnace, there is no way that you can hope to enjoy the best performance possible from your furnace in Marysville, WA. Read on to learn more.

The Issues At Hand

You’ve probably seen us explain before that the filter in your furnace is not really there to ensure that you have great indoor air quality in your home. That is what designated HVAC filters are for. However, failure to keep a fresh filter in your furnace can negatively affect your indoor air quality. Air will follow the path of least resistance, and may actually be forced around the filter if it is clogged and creating enough resistance.

Plus, the pollutants in the air may wind up building up on the sensitive components within your furnace. That can negatively affect its performance, and may even put its operational condition at risk. Problems like short cycling, due to reduced airflow causing overheating, can seriously waste energy while also putting a lot of unnecessary stress on the system.

Finally, there is your budget to consider. The harder that your system has to work to distribute heated air throughout your home, the more energy it will use in doing so. That will translate to higher heating costs, even as your comfort suffers.

Keep your air filters fresh, and schedule your heating services with G & S Heating Cooling & Electric.

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