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When is the last time you checked your filters?
One of the easiest home maintenance items yet it is the most overlooked cost savings maintenance.
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When To Replace Your Filters

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Are the return air vents in your house covered with dirt? If so, you’re not cleaning or replacing your filter often enough! You should replace or clean the filter once a month. With forced air furnace systems, air recycling from the interior of the home to the furnace blower first passes through the air filter which is designed to catch  dust and debris and help clean the air before it cycles through the home again. When filters become dirty or clogged, it cuts down on the efficiency of the furnace, but over time it can cause parts to wear out faster.

Remember to check your owner’s manual for the recommended filter type or call 417-883-5015 to schedule a service call with First Service and we can assist you with the proper filter and the placement thereof.

A disposable furnace filter is made of a fiber mesh in a cardboard frame. You can find the size of the filter printed on the edge of the frame. There are special filters available that will do a much better job than the average disposable type. The pleated panel filters usually cost around $5 for the average heating system and are much better at removing dust particles because there is much more surface area to filter with, picture it this way, if you were to remove a pleated filter from the frame & flatten it out it would end up quite a bit wider than it’s dimension inside the frame.

Most package filters have an arrow stamped on them to indicate the direction of air travel through the filter. An arrow on the edge of the frame indicates the correct direction of airflow through the filter. Air flows from the return air duct toward the blower, so the arrow on the filter should point toward the blower and away from the return air duct.

Washable filters should be washed and treated every month, some filters that say they are good for 3 months, but we would caution against leaving any filter in place for 3 months.
 

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Are you looking for an HVAC contractor? An HVAC contractor who can service your heating and air conditioning equipment?  HVAC Contractors can install air conditioning and heating systems into residential homes and light commercial buildings. Are you looking for a contractor in Southwest Missouri? Someone who can service your resident or light commercial building in Springfield, Nixa, Ozark, Republic and surrounding areas? First Service Heating and Air Condition can help. First Service can provide mechanics to service your central heating unit or to install a cooling system into your home. Our staff can recommend a system so that your home or office is properly vented and getting enough clean air through the vents and HVAC unit. You will find there are many different sizes of pumps, ducts, furnaces, and heaters available. You can also decide if you want to use gas, propane, or oil. If your air conditioning or heating unit is having problems, First Service Heating and Air Condition may find that you need a replacement pump system or it may just be an error in the thermostat.  First Service Heating and Air Condition have the proper training necessary to take on this type of work. Maintaining the proper temperature in a home can be a challenge when it comes to controlling where the air goes. Proper duct placement and efficient vents are needed in rooms throughout the home. Coil heating systems will have benefits when compared to electric heaters.  First Service Heating and Air Condition will be able to install industrial sized air conditioning units in light commercial properties as well as gas, propane, or oil units for residential homes. Call 417-883-5015 for details.