Most homeowner’s don’t realize that the key to keeping your furnace from breaking down unexpectedly is to change your furnace filter as often as needed as a part of your furnace’s regular maintenance.
Why is this? It may seem simple but the filter on your furnace was designed first and foremost to protect the mechanical parts of the furnace to allow them to operate at their peak performance and efficiency. Your furnace operates based on air flow. What this means is, if air flow is inhibited by a clogged filter, your furnace is in danger of overheating and failing as a result. Think of your furnace like a hair dryer. What would happen if you blocked the air intake of a hair dryer when it was turned on? The lack of air flow would cause the dryer to overheat causing a most unpleasant styling experience. However, a minor burn can seem less painful compared to an overheated furnace that requires costly, yet unnecessary repairs.Read More