Is a Filter Absolutely Important for Running Your Furnace?

The filter in your furnace serves a number of essential functions. Many do not understand what these functions are and thus, run their furnace without a filter or do not change the filter as suggested. If you are one of those people – or you simply want to know more about your furnace and how it works – then read on.

What Does a Filter Do?

One important function of the filter in your furnace is to clean the air before it is sent back into your home. As air is sucked into the furnace it goes through the filter to trap and prevent the circulation of germs, contaminants, and allergens like dust, pollen, and pet dander. Basically, it improves the quality of the air that you breathe in your home.

This function is a secondary benefit provided unintentionally through the original design of furnace filters. The original purpose of filters is to prevent debris from pummeling the system, lodging in the fan, and/or jamming up the motor. Thus, it is there to help prevent permanent damage and extend the life of your furnace.

Why Filters are Essential

Over time, the damage caused by debris in your furnace can create a number of issues such as higher bills, overheating, low-temperature output, poor airflow, and more. Eventually, it will cause your furnace to stop working altogether and may result in needing to replace the appliance.

Thus, there are two main reasons why you should not run your furnace without a filter and why you should regularly replace the filter in your furnace. First, is the health of those who live in your home. Second, is the health of your furnace itself.

Professional Heating Services for Your Texas Home

W A Air Conditioning serves Trinity, Huntsville, and surrounding areas. We provide top-notch heating services and can help you keep your furnace working at optimal levels. Give them a call to learn more about what they can do to help you maintain your furnace and the filter that it needs to breathe.

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November 20, 2018 7:42 pm