Simple Ways to Maintain Your Heating System That Don’t Require a Professional

November 5, 2019

While technical work on your heating system should always be reserved for a trained, licensed HVAC technician, that doesn’t mean you have to sit idly by and let your furnace absorb unneeded wear and tear. By administering regular maintenance to your HVAC system, you could extend its life while ensuring its efficiency. The following are a few measures you can take to keep your furnace running smoothly. Change or Clean the Air Filter Regularly This is the most important, and basic, maintenance task that you can handle on your own. Heating systems are equipped with an air filter to remove dust, pollen and other debris from the air. If it gets too dirty, it can restrict airflow. If your filter is reusable, remove it, vacuum off the dust and run it under warm water every few months. If your furnace is equipped with a disposable air filter, make sure to replace it every few months, as well. This chore is as easy as remembering to do it. Clean Out Your System While you won’t be able to administer a full air duct cleaning (call in the professionals for that one), you can thoroughly clean many components of your heating system...

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Can You Recycle Your Furnace Filters?

January 5, 2019

Living in Guadalupe County requires you to have a working furnace all the time. It will be difficult to spend time in your house if you cannot heat it. This situation is likely to be more important during winter. However, there are times when you have to replace your furnace filters but you do not have enough money to buy new ones. Why not try recycling the filters instead? When You Should Change the Air Filters If you talk to any professional, they will tell you that you should replace furnace filters after every three months. They presume that after that duration, the filters will have sucked up a lot of dust and other particles and therefore, they are likely to clog. When clogging occurs, there is the danger that the furnace will not work optimally. It may develop other faults because of the clogged filters. The question still remains whether you should recycle the filters. Recycle or Replace Furnace Air Filters? Typically, the choice of whether you should replace or recycle depends on the kinds of furnace filters that you use. You will notice that when you go to buy these items, you will find a variety. The disposable...

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