Have you ever wonder whether it was important to use a filter or change your switch the filter?
Consumer reports state that you should never run the AC or furnace without a filter furnace in place. It will lead to higher utility bills and damage to the system. You will cause a lot of dust/dirt/hair to accumulate on the blower fins, the heater coils, the A/C evaporator coils, and the air ducts.
Remove the existing furnace filter, which will be located inside the furnace or inside the return air vent. Look for an arrow on the filter indicating airflow direction. Using a permanent marker, draw the airflow direction on the outside of the furnace, so you’ll always know the right way to install the filter.
The effects of a clogged HVAC Air Filter: Furnaces with clogged air filters will stop heating. As the air flow is restricted the heat in the heat exchanger gets higher and higher. Designed into every furnace are limit switches that will open when the temperature exceeds a designed temperature.
Also, never switch from a fiberglass filter to a high-efficiency filter without first talking to your HVAC technician. The technician can boost fan speed to compensate for the reduced airflow. Even then, you still have to be diligent about replacing the filter regularly. A clogged filter can burn out the blower motor, damage the heat exchanger and cost you hundreds of dollars in wasted energy.
If you have problems finding or replacing your filter let us know, we are here to help!