Bartels Heating & Cooling Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Air Filters’

I Have Air Filters, But My Air Doesn’t Seem Any Cleaner

Monday, November 25th, 2019

woman-blowing-noseYou’re concerned about the indoor air quality in your house, and that’s a good place to start. IAQ in homes is often remarkably poor, four or five times worse than that outdoors. But if you have air filters to improve the air quality, why aren’t you noticing any positive results? If you’re still experiencing the same dusty air, the same number of allergens, the same coughing fits, etc., then something must be wrong—but what?

There are several possible answers to why you aren’t getting the results you want. We’ll look at the most common of them.

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Is the Filter in My AC Enough for Cleaning the Air?

Monday, August 5th, 2019

air-fliter-cuIf you’re asking this question, you already know that your central air conditioning system has an air filter. We hope you also know that this filter must be changed routinely so it won’t become excessively clogged. We recommend changing the filter for a clean one every one to three months to prevent the blower in the HVAC system from straining too hard and wasting energy.

To answer the actual question: No, the filter is not enough for cleaning your household air—because that isn’t its actual job.

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Dirty Filters Cause Heating Problems

Monday, December 10th, 2018

man-with-filterWe all expect our heaters to provide us with the heat we desire, especially during the winter season. Fairfield temperatures are quite brisk this time of year, so it’s best that you prepare, as we have a long winter ahead of us. One way to do this is by taking the time to think about your air filter. Air filters need regular changing to keep your furnace running efficiently. They need to be changed more than just once a year by a trained HVAC technician.

Many homeowners tend to minimize the importance of changing their air filters, so it may only get changed during their annual maintenance visit. However, it is recommended that an air filter is changed once every 1-3 months. Failure to do so can negatively affect the overall function of your furnace. Thankfully, you can schedule an appointment with Bartels Heating & Cooling. We offer heating services in Fairfield, OH!

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Indoor Allergies Require a Good Air Filter

Monday, October 26th, 2015

One of the benefits of the cooler fall air is that we experience the first frost. While many people may not be happy about this, allergy sufferers tend to rejoice. Why? The first frost kills off the flora and fauna that make fall allergies so challenging, reducing allergy symptoms. However, just because the cool air is here, and cold air is to follow, doesn’t mean you are out of the woods if one of your allergens is dust or pet hair. These kinds of allergies will affect you all the time, and if you have a forced air heating system, you’ll be trapped with these contaminants all winter long – unless you have a good air filter to capture them.

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