It's always a good idea to learn more about the appliances and systems in your home. There are a lot of inner workings in a house that aren't often thought of because the care and attention that was put into keeping them out of sight makes them easy to take for granted. Below, you can read information that may help you to keep your heating system going strong for much longer.
How often should air filters be cleaned?
When reading up on heating systems, you may hear different suggestions when it comes to when air filters need to be cleaned or replaced. The reason why there are so many different opinions is because the answer really does vary. There are a lot of factors that can go into determining when air filters should be changed. Just a few examples of things that can cause you to need a new air filter sooner include smoking inside of the house, having pets, and having a dirt yard. Keep in mind, pets that cause air filters to need to be replaced aren't only dogs, but cats and birds as well. Birds may surprise you, but they shed a lot of dandruff and the seeds they eat also put a lot of particles in the air.
Why do you keep hearing about the importance of annual servicing?
Some people don't understand why the importance of annual servicing is pushed all over the Internet. They tend to believe you only go to the doctor's when you're sick and you should only have things looked at when they need repairs. However, people should also be going in for annual exams, and your heating service should have its own annual exam if you are to prevent it from costing you more money. A lot of times the techs will spot problems in their beginning stages when they are quick and easy to fix.
Do you need to worry about carbon monoxide?
If you have a heating system that runs on any type of fuel or oil can cause a buildup of carbon monoxide in the home, while a heating system run on electricity won't. If you have a fuel burning heating system in your house, then it's even more important for you to have it serviced annually. Also, you are going to want to have a carbon monoxide detector in the home that will warn you of a presence of carbon monoxide.
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