Furnace FAQs — Part I

As Denver’s Top Rated Local® HVAC company, we’ve received quite a few questions about furnaces over the years. In today’s post, we’ll answer a few of the most common questions we receive about furnaces and furnace repairs.

If you need furnace repairs or a furnace tune-up in Denver or the nearby areas, then get in touch with Pure Air Solutions today to schedule an estimate for your home!

How Often Should I Replace My Furnace Filter?

Just like your air conditioning unit, your furnace utilizes a filter to prevent contaminants from filling the air you breathe. Though there isn’t a hard-and-fast rule as to when your filter will need to be replaced, you should plan on replacing the filter every three months.

A simple way to check if your filter needs to be replaced is to compare your current filter to a new one. While some discoloration is to be expected, a significantly discolored filter should be thrown away and replaced with a new one. If you’re unsure of when you should be replacing your air filter, then just get in touch with one of our HVAC technicians.

Is Furnace Maintenance Really That Important? 

Yes! Your furnace has more working components than you’re probably aware of, and each of these components should be regularly inspected by a professional in order to ensure that your furnace works properly throughout the year. Moreover, regular furnace inspections will likely boost your unit’s efficiency and lower your monthly utility bills.

My Heater Takes Hours to Warm My Home — Do I Need a New Unit?

Probably not. While the belief that a newer and larger furnace will heat your home more efficiently is perfectly understandable, there are many other factors that play a role in how quickly your furnace will warm your home.

One problem could be that your home simply doesn’t retain warm air. If your home is drafty or poorly insulated, then it doesn’t matter how powerful your furnace is. Another problem could be that you haven’t had a furnace tune-up in a while. Dirt, dust, and grime can all slow your furnace down and contribute to poor heating efficiency. Your furnace could also be ready for retirement, but it’s always better (and more cost-effective) to try to work with your current unit.

Why Is My Furnace Emitting Strange Odors?

There are a number of reasons why your furnace is producing strange odors, but you should always shut the unit down and call a professional HVAC technician when something doesn’t smell right. The problem could be anything from a broken internal component to a gas leak, and you don’t want to take any chances when it comes to your safety.

We hope that this post will help you maintain your furnace as the temperatures drop in the next few months. Keep an eye on our blog page for future posts in which we’ll continue to answer questions about furnace repairs and replacements!

As the coldest months of the year approach, there’s no better time than now to invest in HVAC services. Beat the winter rush and get in touch with us today to get started!

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