Sunset Air Blog: Archive for the ‘Our Maintenance Plan’ Category

Get on a Maintenance Plan to Save Money This Winter

Monday, January 9th, 2017

You don’t want to have your heating system break down on you in the middle of the coldest months of the year, right? Chances are, you’ve probably already had a professional check your system to make sure it’s ready for the added stress of the winter season. If not, you should. Beyond that, however, you should also consider joining a maintenance plan. Read on to find out how a maintenance plan can further help save you money this winter.

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DIY HVAC Maintenance

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015


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6 Steps to an Energy Efficient Home

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

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The Dangers of A Clogged Furnace Filter

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

The Dangers of a Clogged Furnace Filter

One of the most neglected home maintenance tasks is replacing your furnace filters. Believe it or not, it is recommended that the generic furnace filters be changed at least every 8 to 12 weeks. A once per month change is recommended for those with pets or those with various allergies to dander or dust. If you find you are changing your generic filters monthly you may want to invest in a higher end filter, such as an Electronic Air Cleaner (EAC).

If you have just moved in to a new house, change your filter once every month for the first 6 months to ensure that the remaining sawdust and sediment is filtered. If the dust and sediment persists, you may want to clean out the duct system to solve the problem. This would need to be done by a license professional contractor.

If you are like most of us, you probably haven’t thought about your furnace filter in awhile, or may not even know how to check for its expiration. It is too often that we go to work on a malfunctioning furnace only to find that the cause is something as simple as the furnace filter. When the filter is clogged with debris, it causes the furnace to malfunction from being overworked. It is important to maintain proper airflow to keep this from happening.

Your furnace filter could look like this.

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If so, you could be losing money every month. With a clogged filter, the furnace must work up to 30% harder to regulate the temperature of your home. Not to mention it can cause dust and debris to be continuously re-circulated throughout your home.

Checking your furnace filter can be an easy task on some models. If you find it difficult to locate or change out, contact us at 360–456-4956.

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