Fall furnace maintenance is essential for healthy heating. Regular filter changes are just as important. Here’s how clean furnace filters can impact conditions in your Las Vegas home:
1. Improve Indoor Air Quality
Imagine breathing in all the dust and dirt that accumulates on a clogged air filter. Without regular filter changes, that grunge blows straight into your living space multiple times per day.
2. Prevent a Cracked Heat Exchanger
Dirty filters reduce airflow. Reduced airflow can cause your furnace to overheat and the heat exchanger to crack. A cracked heat exchanger can leak carbon monoxide into your home. An overheated furnace can also cause a fire and create other safety hazards.
3. Reduce Energy Consumption
Limited airflow caused by a clogged air filter will make your furnace overwork. An overworked furnace uses more energy, and that costs you money every day. According to the Department of Energy, keeping filters clean can save you up to 15 percent on utility bills.
4. Decrease Repair and Maintenance Expenses
The wear and tear experienced by an overworked furnace can reduce its lifespan and effectiveness considerably. Filter dirt can invade your system and damage internal parts. Essential HVAC components like the blower motor wear out quickly and are expensive to replace. The unit will be vulnerable to breakdown during severe weather.
5. Enhance Indoor Comfort
Furnaces can burn up vast reservoirs of energy while pushing through blockages caused by dirty filters. This energy should be used to keep you and your family comfortable. When furnace energy is hijacked by a dirty filter, your home can feel uncomfortable. You might notice poor airflow, hot and cold spots or excessive dust.
Problems caused by dirty furnace filters are easy to avoid. KO Mechanical Services will even change your filters for you. Call us at (702) 827-5875 to learn more.