Monthly Archives: September 2017

Fall Home 2017

The full version of the Fall Home 2017 special section in FlipBook format. Read and enjoy online or download the section to read! Click the Thumbnail above to open the FlipBook and read the full section. WHAT’S INSIDE

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Furnace maintenance 101: Check your filter

BY Matt DeYoung [email protected] Cooler weather is just around the corner, and that means many families across West Michigan will be flipping the switch on their thermostat from “Cool” to “Heat.” Phil Zwier, service manager at Carmichael Heating and Air Conditioning, has some simple advice for those about to turn up the heat: Check your filter. “Of course, the No. 1 thing is always to check or change your filter,” Zwier said. “It’s always recommended that you should look at it once a month. If there’s a lot of dust or dirt build-up on your filter, you should change it. “For what they cost, that’s the No. 1 thing a homeowner can do to maintain their equipment.” Zwier explained that your heating system sucks cold air into your furnace, where it’s heated up before being blown into your home. “When you restrict that filter, you’re increasing the internal temperature of your furnace,” he said. “There is a safety on that, but you can wear out your safety, it costs more money, and you’re going to end up with a repair replacing a limit switch because you didn’t change your filter. “It also makes your system work a lot harder, which ...

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