by Lambert Plumbing and Heating in Vancouver on October 17, 2014

How Often Should My Furnace Be Tuned Up?

 

Vancouver HVACHow Often Should I Change My Furnace Filter?
There are a variety of factors that will help you decide if it is time to change your furnace filters. Let us help with our furnace tune-up services. The industry standard is to change your filter out every month to utilize your furnaces highest level of maintenance. However, the type of furnace you have as well as the type of filters you use will help determine the frequency of filter changes needed. Some consumers prefer to use disposable fiberglass filters which are the most economical choice on the market. These filters block large dust and dirt particles, helping to protect your furnace from damage and should be changed out every couple of months. Washable electrostatic filters help gather dirt, dust and other particles, eliminating about 15-20 percent of bad elements in their air. While this filter will last years, its best to clean these filters once a month and check to make sure it’s not worn, needing replacing. The pleated allergy filters design is to help capture dust, allergens and mold from the air in the home. Due to the higher quality, it’s estimated 35-50 percent efficient and filters need replacing at a minimum of every 3 months but it is smart to check regularly for buildup especially during high pollen seasons.

Should I Have My Furnace Checked Each Year?

Furnace RepairThe short answer is yes! For safety concerns you should always have your furnace checked each year. According to the CDC, Carbon Monoxide exposure sends over 15,000 people to the hospital annually and heating systems are the leading cause for people’s exposed. A furnace produces gases and fumes that are harmful to humans. The heat exchanger is a critical component of the furnace and has one main job which is to be the barrier between you and your furnace. Over time the heat exchanger may possibility develop cracks in its barrier as the metal ages becoming brittle from the constant expansion and contraction from everyday use. Should the heat exchange crack, then carbon monoxide can leak into the home and could be fatal. Therefore an annual expectation is a great way to protect not only your home and furnace while lowering energy bills but also protects the safety of your loved ones. One hour of service can guarantee a furnace for a full season. Safeguarding you and your loved ones safety is paramount.

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