So I’ve talked to you about how you can personally check your system to prevent it from getting dirty and ruining your system. But what I’m going to do today is go into some bigger details. Now some of these details can and will disturb you, but the reason that I am going to mention these to you is so that you are aware of what is really living and crawling in your house. I’m going to address what are the bad side effects that you and your family can personally suffer from when you system is ignored and what are the ways that you can prevent this, while keeping your family happy and healthy.
I’m going to first address the filters, now I know that I’ve talked already about how important they are and why you need to check them on a regular basis, but what I haven’t address is what are the bad side effects when you don’t check your filter and just let it sit in your system for months on end. What a filter does is obviously a no brainer, it filters things out of the air and helps keep the air in your home clean, and when it’s dirty the filter can no longer filter anything out. Well what you might not know is what happens to your air and your system when your filter is dirty and stays dirty.
When a filter is not changed out and left in your system for months, not enough air (or in some cases no air) is able to pass through into the system and through your vents. When there isn’t enough or no air passing through, this causes the system to start to kick it into overtime to try and compensate for the loss of air that is needed to run properly. This leads to your system breaking down WAY faster than what is the intended time (i.e. 10-15 years).
Some of the damage that is caused by unchanged filters is a cracked heat exchanger. Now folks cracked heat exchangers are a very bad and dangerous thing. As your heat exchanger gets old and worn down cracks will begin to form; now this is just part of the normal wear and tear anything goes through when being used because nothing is perfect or lasts for forever, but for a furnace to form cracks when only been in use for a few years or less is not normal. When there is a crack in your heat exchanger you need to be aware that this crack is in no way to be ignored. A crack in the heat exchanger is a sign that there is carbon monoxide leaking into the air you are breathing in your home. This gas is odorless and can lead to some very bad illnesses or in some cases death.
Another problem that arises from not changing your filter is dust mites, bacteria and allergies. I don’t know if any of you have ever researched what dust mites look like and what they do, but needless to say they are a very gross little creature. They feed off of flakes of human and animal skin and dander, the dust that we see collected on shelves or wherever is actually their feces and they can live up to a month in your home. Besides those little problems, there is also the air born bacteria that linger in the home and form from having a dirty filter. This bacteria can be part of the reason that your family gets sick so often or stays sick a lot longer than others. It can also be the reason your family suffers from allergies when they are at home, the pollen or fungi from the outside can still be in the air or on their clothes when they get home and if there is no clean filter to get the air clean and healthy for everyone to breathe, your family’s health can really start to suffer.
They ways you can help your hvac system last a long time, and keep your family happy and healthy is to change your filters on a month to month basis. I know that it’s all I’ve talked about this whole time, but folks you have to understand those filters play one of the biggest roles in how your hvac system works and how healthy your family is. Another option to help keep your system clean and family healthy is to invest in the MicroPower Guard filters, these filters are extremely amazing. They filter out a ton more dust mites, pollen, bacteria, etc. from your air a heck of a lot better than the fanciest filters you buy at Wal-Mart, Lowes or Home Depot. There is also the UV light, this things basically zaps out the bacteria in the air that the filters can’t filter through and really helps eliminate your family getting sick so often or staying sick for a long time.
If you are interested in researching more on the MicroPower Guard filter or the UV light, just follow this link http://4natureshome.com/. And if you are interested in getting any or both installed into your home, please feel free to give me a call and I’d be more than happy to get you set up today!