Do you know that choosing the wrong filter for your furnace could actually do more harm than good? Well, its true, and we aren’t just talking about those cheap fiberglass filters either. Those filters may not give you much in the way of air quality protection, but at least they didn’t cost you a lot. Many homeowners found out the hard way that the high end filter they just invested money in is not good to use in their furnace. Four Seasons Heating and Air Conditioning makes finding the right filter for your home easy when you have one of our technicians out for a service on your furnace.
Fancy Air Filter Obstructing Air Flow
Fancy filters can sometimes restrict airflow. Depending on the size and type of furnace that you operate in your home, the unit will require a certain amount of air flow in order to heat the home properly. When the airflow is restricted, the blower is not able to push enough air across the heat exchanger to prevent overheating. Many systems now have safety mechanisms that will shut down the furnace if it overheats in this way, but this mechanism will leave you with a furnace that short cycles.
Is Your Furnace Short Cycling?
Short cycling is manifested as a furnace that turns on and off every few minutes or so. This is not only annoying but it also doesn’t allow the home to get to the desired temperature. If you are having this problem in your home and you recently upgraded your filter, this may be the cause of your short cycling problem. The type of furnace you have in your home may not allow you to use a fancy filter, but what about your indoor air quality? Don’t throw in the towel just yet.
The Four Seasons Solution
At Four Seasons Heating and Air Conditioning we offer whole house air purification systems that clean the air in your home without interfering with the operation of your furnace. Simply contact your Four Seasons Home Comfort Specialist to learn how you can keep the air clean in your home without worrying about overheating. If you are simply interested in upgrading your air filter, have a Four Seasons technicians first assess your furnace so you can have confidence in the new filter you choose for your home.