Don’t Forget To Replace Your Furnace’s Air Filter!

Here at HVAC Philly we can’t stress enough about the importance of HVAC maintenance here in the greater Philadelphia area. As you know from previous blog posts we constantly stress the importance of maintenance if you want to extend the efficiency and longevity of your furnace.  We are also adamant about the importance of contacting an experienced and trained professional when it comes to performing heating maintenance. There are, however, some simple steps you can take to keep your furnace and heater performing at it’s best. Changing the air filter is one of the simplest and most effective ways of making sure you’re doing right by your furnace and heat pumps.

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Yes, it is as simple as that! I know you may be thinking, “Really? Changing the air filter can’t be THAT important.” Well, think again! It ranks right up there with one of the most important maintenance tips we have. It is the best and easiest thing you, as a homeowner, can do yourself. HVAC Philly is sharing some helpful information about the benefits of changing your air filter in conjunction with routine heating maintenance in the greater Philadelphia area

If There Is Too Much Airflow Resistance It Will Cause Issues With Your Heating System

You may be wondering how a dirty air filter can cause so many problems. It comes down to the airflow resistance. If there is an abundance of resistance that means that the proper amount of air is not getting through. When your filter is old and clogged with debris and pollutants it will restrict your heater’s ability to force hot air through your home and through the filter itself.

With your furnace working so hard to distribute hot air throughout your home you will see a significant rise in your energy bill as well. This will put a strain not only on your furnace but also your wallet. This in itself is a great reason for spending the few extra dollars on a new air filter. The more work your HVAC system has to do in order to force hot air throughout your home, the higher amount of energy that it is going to use in the process. Obviously, the more energy your heating unit uses, the more it will cost to run your furnace.

An increase in your energy bill is not the only thing that can happen with too much airflow resistance. When your furnace air filter is covered in dirt and debris your heating system is going to have a hard time with the heat transfer process. This will cause the evaporator coil in the system to get too cold forming ice. That cold layer will prevent the heat transfer process even further, reducing heating output and even compressor issues. In these sort of cases, short cycling is occurring often, which adds both wear and tear on the heating unit and energy usage.

For heat pumps and furnaces with dirty air filters, there is the concern of indoor air quality. Although the function of this air filter is not solely for boosting indoor air quality throughout your home, it is there to protect your furnace or heat pump from issues that can come up from debris building up within the unit itself.

If your air filter has reached it’s compacity to catch pollutants, then the pollutants in the air will bypass the filter altogether, going through spaces between it and its frame, as the air seeks the path of least resistance. The quality of the air in your home will be jeopardized, don’t let that happen!

For more FAQ about your HVAC system, be sure to follow HVAC Philly Blog, for helpful tips and information related to heating repair, heating maintenance and services provided to the greater Philadelphia, Bucks County, PA and Montgomery County, PA areas.

If you are in the greater Philadelphia, Montgomery County,  or Bucks County, PA areas, HVAC Philly offers affordable, professional and expert HVAC services to commercial buildings and homes throughout the area. They have over 20 years experience and rated top ten HVAC companies in Philadelphia.

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Looking for a first-class HVAC service? Contact us today! 215-725-6111

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Why HVAC Cleaning Is So Important In Philadelphia

As anyone with young children, older adults, or family members in the home with health conditions such as asthma would know, good air quality is important to maintaining good health. Big cities like Philadelphia are continuing to grow in population, and with that is the continual fight to keep air quality pure.

Unfortunately, there is little you can do about the pollution outdoors, however, you can greatly improve the quality of air within your home with regular HVAC cleaning.

HVAC Philly, who provide expert HVAC services to the greater Philadelphia area for over 20 years, explains why it’s so important to utilize an HVAC cleaning service in Philadelphia.

Why HVAC Cleaning Is So Important In Philadelphia

Hidden Pollutants That Are In The Air

Dust mites, mold, or pet dander will continue to grow over days, weeks, and months. That build up alone will significantly reduce air quality and agitate breathing issues.

As well, clogged ducts will not allow proper ventilation, which will trap pollutants that you use on a daily basis, such as cleaning solvents, cigarette smoke, etc…again these will continue to grow and stick to your wooden or carpeted floors creating an unpleasant odor.

An HVAC cleaning service will get rid of hair, dust mites, mold and dander from the air ducts while making sure that the HVAC system is working properly. It will keep the air quality safe, by filtering out toxic and foul pollutants.

Learn more: HVAC System Cleaning: When To Clean Your Air Conditioning Vents

Air Pollution Indoors Is Just As Much A Danger As Outdoor Pollution

Even with officials working hard to reduce the impact of pollution within Philadelphia, it is still a continual process to keep outdoor pollution to a minimum, not only outdoors either as small particles have a big impact on indoor air quality, as well.

The fine particles from the exhaust of vehicles and day to day city activity very easily navigate their way into your HVAC system, clogging air ducts and filters, making allergies, asthma, or other respiratory issues worse.

Maintaining a regular HVAC cleaning schedule, combined periodic air duct cleaning will assist in eliminating those pollutants from your indoor air.

HVAC Cleaning Is An Important Part Of System Maintenance.

Your HVAC system is the heart of your home. It works hard to keep your home comfortable for you and your family and should be taken care of to ensure it continues to work efficiently and effectively. Regular maintenance is key to a long-lasting HVAC system. Preventative maintenance will generally be:

  • changing the filters
  • cleaning and clearing all drain lines and pans
  • cleaning of the evaporator and condenser coils

If this is done on a consistent basis you will be able to properly remove the pollutants that hinder good air quality and the efficiency of your HVAC system. HVAC cleaning will remove all pollutants and produce cleaner indoor air as well as help your HVAC system run at peak performance.

In comparison to the cost of repairs or system replacement, the price of HVAC cleaning is minuscule. Routine HVAC cleaning can also lengthen system life.

 

Why choose HVAC Philly for HVAC cleaning services?

Philadelphia is our home. We’ve been installing and servicing HVAC systems in Philadelphia for over 20 years, we are extremely familiar with building systems and how they work best.

Experienced and fully trained HVAC techs. Our professional HVAC team is experienced and trained in HVAC cleaning, duct cleaning and preventive maintenance.

 

“Always on time, friendly and reasonable. I recommend them to everyone. Thank you for your Service.” – Terry E.

For more FAQ about your HVAC system, be sure to follow HVAC Philly Blog, for helpful tips and information related to air conditioning repair, HVAC maintenance and services provided to the greater Philadelphia, Bucks County, PA and Montgomery County, PA areas.

If you are in the greater Philadelphia, Montgomery County,  or Bucks County, PA areas, HVAC Philly offers affordable, professional and expert HVAC services to commercial buildings and homes throughout the area. They have over 20 years experience and rated top ten HVAC companies in Philadelphia.

Air Conditioning Service areas:

Looking for a first-class HVAC service? Contact us today! 215-725-6111