Heating professionals recommend changing your furnace filter on a regular schedule. Depending on the model, you may need to do this monthly or just a few times throughout the year. Neglecting this task could lead to a variety of troubling furnace symptoms. If you notice any of the following signs, you’ll want to check your furnace filter right away.

1. Dusty House

Excess dust on your furnace filter could end up being carried throughout your house, harming your home’s indoor air quality. You may notice more dust than normal settling on the surfaces of your home. In particular, pay attention to your air vents, which may develop a layer of buildup around them.

2. High Bills

When the air filter is dirty, your furnace will have to strain harder to move air through the system. That leads to increased energy expenditure, which can make your power bills rise.

3. Whistling Noises

As the furnace tries to push air through a dirty filter, you might start to notice some unusual noises coming from the system. Whistling sounds are the most common.

4. Unpleasant Smells

Working too hard could cause your furnace to overheat. That can result in burning odors. Check your filter right away if a consistent burning smell develops. An overheated system may quit working, or irreparable damage to the heat exchanger might occur.

5. Reduced Airflow

The less air that moves through your furnace, the weaker the system’s output will be. Even if you don’t focus on the exact amount of air flowing through your vents, a chilly room will surely grab your attention. A dirty filter can make it hard for your furnace the produce your preferred temperature.

If swapping out your furnace filter doesn’t resolve the issue, call Moyer’s Heating & Cooling Inc. in Prescott Valley for service. We specialize in repairs, replacements and tune-ups for heating and cooling systems. Our NATE-certified technicians work on both residential and commercial systems. We are a Carrier Authorized Dealer, and we service all makes and models.

Call today to schedule your Prescott Valley heating and cooling services with Moyer’s Heating & Cooling Inc..

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