Command Comfort Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Air Filters’

Relieve Indoor Allergies with an Upgraded Air Filter

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Allergy sufferers may be very happy that their outdoor allergies are on the wane with the advent of cooler weather, but that doesn’t mean automatic relief from indoor allergies. In a climate like ours, the outdoor allergy season can last a fairly long time, and if you also suffer from indoor allergies, you are getting hit with a 1-2 punch. One of the best ways to reduce the symptoms and effects of indoor allergies is to upgrade the air filter in your home’s HVAC system. The indoor air quality experts from Command A/C can help with this – all you have to do is give us a call and schedule an appointment for your home in Newport Beach!

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Can I Upgrade the Air Filters in My Ductless Indoor Blowers?

Monday, September 7th, 2015

Allergy sufferers know better than anyone just how challenging it can be to live with frequent attacks. It can be even more challenging when you suffer from attacks every time your ductless system cycles on. While ductless systems garner far less dust and dirt accumulation than their ducted counterparts, they can still suffer issues with pollutant buildup. The good news is that it is just as easy to upgrade the air filters in your indoor ductless blowers as it is to add a better air filter to a ducted HVAC or AC system.

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It’s Allergy Season – Is Your Filter Up to Snuff?

Monday, May 11th, 2015

If you have spring allergies, then you know just how tough it can be to live comfortably in the early spring season. Trees and grass can be particularly fruitful at this time of year, and along with that growth comes pollen. While your air conditioner comes with a standard filter, it is not the job of this air filter to improve your home’s indoor air quality and capture allergens. But you can replace that standard filter with one that can improve the quality of your indoor air and help the allergy sufferers at the same time.

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How Clogged Air Filters Can Damage Heating Systems

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

Air filters are such small parts of forced air heating systems, and such simple ones. It’s just a simple woven mesh stretched across a frame, and inserted in the air return duct. Despite how trivial it seems, however, the air filter is actually one of the most important parts of any forced air combustion heater. If it is not taken care of properly, it can create all sorts of issues for your heater. This is especially true if you’re a furnace owner, like the majority of Americans. Let’s take a look at what can happen when you don’t clean or replace your air filter every few months.

Short-Cycling

An air filter that isn’t cleaned or changed every few months will become clogged with the very particulates that it is supposed to protect the furnace from. This will cause it to restrict the flow of air into the furnace, which will cause the temperature inside the furnace to rise. This activates the limit switch, a tiny part that measures the temperature inside the furnace. The limit switch will shut down the furnace when it reaches dangerous heat levels, but it won’t be able to address the source of the overheating. When the furnace restarts, it will overheat and start the entire process over again. This traps the furnace in a constant startup/shutoff cycle, which is extremely bad for it.

Effects of Short-Cycling

The startup cycle is the most stressful part of a furnace’s operation. It is during the startup cycle that the furnace runs constantly until it manages to reach the temperature the thermostat requires. After that point, the demand levels off and the furnace only needs to make occasional adjustments to keep the temperature constant. By trapping it in the startup cycle, however, short-cycling puts the furnace under an immense amount of strain. This substantially increases the risk that the furnace will break down, as well as shortening its lifespan. If the furnace is left to short-cycle for too long, the entire thing may have to be replaced.

If you notice your furnace short-cycling, turn it off immediately and call Command A/C. We clean and replace air filters throughout the Huntington Beach area.

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