Eyman Plumbing, Heating, and Air is Omaha’s go-to company for furnace repair or replacement. Our highly trained team of HVAC experts can service any make or model, and we’re on call, 24/7.
Parts of a Furnace
All furnaces consist of 4 main parts.
- Burners that deliver and burn fuel.
- Heat exchangers that keep your breathing air and the combustion process separate.
- A blower that circulates heat through the furnace and distributes it throughout the house.
- And a flue that releases gaseous byproducts to the outside.
How Often Should I Change My Furnace Filter?
One easy way to extend the life of your furnace and save energy costs is to change your filters regularly, at least once every 90 days.
If you have pets or allergy sufferers in your house, changing monthly is even better.
Why Should I Change My Furnace Filter?
Filters trap dust, debris, and pet dander and keep it out of your furnace. The air in your home will be cleaner, energy bills will be lower, and your furnace will work more efficiently.
One of the most common reasons heating systems break down is that people just forget to change their furnace filters.
Keep Your Blower Motor Clean
Often, the blower motor’s performance is affected first. As it gets harder for air to pass through a dirty filter, it forces the blower motor to work harder.
This can cause the furnace to overheat and use more energy.
Protect Your Control Board
Another component that is directly affected by dust is the control board, the brain of the system.
These electronic circuits control all of the electrical systems needed for a heating cycle.
Filters protect sensitive electronics from dust. That is important because a dirty board is more likely to malfunction, and replacement can be expensive.
Save on Utility Costs
Finally, consistently changing your air filters could save you 5-15% on your utility costs.
Isn’t it worth 5 minutes to change the filter regularly?
More Furnace and HVAC Information
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Eyman’s team is here to keep your home comfortable and energy efficient, all year round.