We are taking the following precautions due to the COVID-19 virus. All of our technicians have masks, glasses, latex gloves and shoe booties if they have to enter your home. Our technicians also have hand sanitizer and disinfectants that they use after every call.
If we are there to do maintenance and we don’t have to come inside your home to get to the equipment, we are asking homeowners to adjust the thermostat for us so we can do the system maintenance without entering the home. We will not be shaking hands and will keep our distance from customers.
Filter Neglect Means Poor Furnace Performance -- Change Your Furnace Filters Regularly
Like most homeowners, residents in northwest Arkansas are looking for ways to lower their heating bills this winter. There are plenty of budget-friendly ways to help keep heating costs low, and regularly changing your furnace filter is at the top of the list. Not only is this maintenance task inexpensive, it is also one of the easiest ways to maintain energy efficiency.
Improve Energy Efficiency
When your furnace filter gets dirty, airflow is impeded and energy efficiency goes down. Changing your furnace filter just once a month can help you avoid this problem and keep your monthly heating bills low. You may also notice improvements in home comfort; when heated air can’t completely flow through the filter, the rooms in your home will not feel as warm.
Protect Your Home Comfort Equipment
Furnace filters are actually designed to prevent particles from entering both the air in your home and the interior of your heating equipment. When equipment surfaces become dirty or dusty, energy efficiency is impacted and the life of your heating system may be shortened. Regular filter changes can help lengthen equipment life and prevent unnecessary repairs.
As heated air leaves your furnace, it flows through the filter, trapping any large particles that may be in the air. This filtration helps reduce dust, pollen, pet dander and other unwanted particles from entering the air in your home. If indoor air quality is a concern for you and your family, consider investing in a high-efficiency filter, a ventilation system or an electronic air cleaner. If you decide on a high-efficiency furnace filter, work with a professional to help you decide which one to use. If airflow is impeded to much by the filter, energy efficiency may be affected.
To learn more about the benefits of regular furnace maintenance, including both your seasonal tuneup and regular filter changes, contact one of our experts at Paschal Heat, Air & Geothermal today.