Depending on your heating unit, you may have filters inside your vents and in other parts of your system that need regularly replaced or permanent filters that should last for the entire life of the system. Just because these filters are permanent, though, does not mean they will keep working if you do not have them cleared of built-up dust and debris regularly.
Heating filter cleaning in San Antonio can be done much more effectively and with much longer-lasting results if you seek help from experienced HVAC professionals. The IAQ Experts team can make sure all your filters are cleaned thoroughly and reinstalled properly and perform a deep cleaning of your entire heating system to ensure it is operating in peak condition.
Whether your heating unit has a furnace or a heat pump, the core principle the system is built around is drawing air from inside your house or business through ductwork to the heating element and then spreading heated air back through the building to match the temperature you set your thermostat to. The filters within that system help keep the air inside your home clean and fresh-smelling and ensure debris does not get into the moving parts of your heating system and cause it to work less efficiently or stop working entirely.
Generally, you should plan to clean your furnace filters—or have all your heating filters cleaned by a San Antonio-area HVAC expert—every three months and any permanent filters in your vents at least twice a year. However, you may need to take more immediate action if any of the following circumstances apply:
IAQ Experts can provide further guidance about the best approach for your specific system as needed.
Technically, cleaning your heating filters by yourself is possible, provided you remember to do it regularly and know how to remove and safely reinstall your filters once they have been cleaned. As any new homeowner quickly learns, though, doing that is often much easier in theory than in practice. Even a small mistake during this process could cause damage to your heating system that might be expensive to fix.
Furthermore, a thorough San Antonio heating filter cleaning job requires getting into the ductwork, removing piled-up debris, and taking extra precautions to prevent mold growth and kill germs. It is a much more in-depth and complex task than you might expect if you want to do it right. Seeking professional help will always save you time, money, and stress in the long run.
Keeping your heating system functioning efficiently means keeping your filters clean. This can be a big task, depending on the size of your system and the number of filters within it. Fortunately, you have help available from skilled HVAC professionals who can handle any type and model of heating system quickly and at a fair price. When you need help with heating filter cleaning in San Antonio, contact our team today.