Every HVAC system has a filter to help clean the air in your Erie home and prevent debris from entering sensitive mechanical components in the system. In many cases, this filter is called a furnace filter. Since these filters are associated with furnaces, you may wonder if you only need to worry about the filter when you’re using your furnace. Check out this quick guide from your friends at J.J. Agnello Heating & Air Conditioning Inc to ensure you’re able to take good care of your HVAC system.
Furnace Filter Changes in Summer: Yes or No?
Despite being called a furnace filter, this filter cleans the air whenever any part of your HVAC system is running. This includes the furnace, air conditioner, and house fan. Therefore, you do need to change your furnace filter during the summer months to avoid issues with your air conditioner. For simplicity, it may be better to call your furnace filter an air filter instead.
How Often To Change Your Furnace Filter
No matter the season, it’s important to check your furnace filter at least once a month. While many homeowners can usually get by without changing their furnace filter every month, it’s still good to check it to verify that the filter isn’t unusually dirty. If you’re unsure where to find your furnace filter, the pros at J.J. Agnello Heating & Air Conditioning Inc can help you the next time they stop by for a HVAC maintenance visit.
Risks of Not Changing Your Furnace Filter
If you only try to change your furnace filter in the winter, you could have major HVAC issues. Without enough airflow, the refrigerant line that helps remove heat from your home could freeze and cause your air conditioner to shut down. In extreme circumstances, the air handler could overheat to the point that you have to repair or replace your air conditioner.
Your Friendly HVAC Experts
When you need help with your HVAC system, J.J. Agnello Heating & Air Conditioning Inc is happy to help. We maintain air conditioners, replace furnaces, repair gas fireplaces, install air purifiers, and much more. For over 70 years, we’ve been serving the people of Erie with top-notch service and exceptional professionalism. That’s one big reason why we consistently receive five-star reviews. To learn more about taking care of your air conditioner, contact us at J.J. Agnello Heating & Air Conditioning Inc today.