Filter Replacement | Furnaces, Air Conditioners, Air-Purifiers Scheduled Maintenance
Burlington HVAC provides filter replacement and maintenance services for home-heating, cooling and air-quality appliances in Waterford WI, Lake Geneva WI, Beloit WI, Janesville WI, and throughout southeast Wisconsin and northeast Illinois.
Furnaces, air conditioners, air-purifying systems and similar equipment require air to operate. Clean, filtered air circulates through these units and allows them to run efficiently. Unfiltered air would let dust, microbes, pathogens and other contaminants into the working parts and eventually cause failure of the unit. This is why any appliance that draws air through its machinery requires a filter.
The most common filter types for these appliances are media filters and HEPA filters. Media filters trap a reasonable amount of contaminants & generally need replacing twice a year. HEPA filters are more protective, trapping 99.97 of contaminants & can be used for up to a year before needing replacing.
Let’s look at some common types of heating, cooling and air-quality equipment that use filters and require regular filter replacement.
Whether it’s a central A/C system or a small window unit, air conditioners need to be kept clean inside in order to function at their best. A/C units draw air into themselves, cool it and then send it into the room of the home. Outside air is never as clean as it looks. All kinds of contaminants exist in it and must be blocked.
No matter what type of air conditioning appliance you have and the type of filter you’re using, eventually the filter will begin to become clogged with impurities and restrict the amount of air that can pass through. When this happens, the system must start working harder, which means you’re going to start paying more to run it. In some types of appliances, reduced air flow can finally destroy major working parts.
Forced hot air furnaces send warm air through your home’s duct system and into its rooms. Furnace filters block a wide range of impurities, pathogens and allergens from being pulled into the unit and blown into the house for you and your family to breathe.
When a furnace filter becomes full of contaminants, air flow is restricted and, like with A/C units, the appliance has to work harder to get the air it needs. This increases your utility bills and puts a great strain on the furnace, which will lead to expensive repairs.
Air purifiers in Burlington WI
The sole purpose of air purifiers is to clean contaminants out of the indoor air you breathe. We would be amazed if we could see with the naked eye all that the air around us contains. Fortunately, with a quality air purifier, the majority of bacteria, mold, pathogens and microorganisms in the air get pulled into the filter, where they are permanently trapped.
When air purifier filters become full of collected material, fewer contaminants get trapped, meaning they’re all right there floating in the air. As with all air-dependent equipment, decreased air flow means reduced efficiency and eventual system damage.
Burlington HVAC’s certified technicians can make sure the filters on all your heating, air conditioning and air-purifying appliances are changed right on time to ensure they’re working at optimal efficiency all year long. We provide expert maintenance and inspection services throughout the greater Burlington, WI, region. To schedule a filter replacement or inspection, or to get your questions answered, call us at (262) 758-6272.