Furnace Filters – Austell GA
Winter is approaching which is an important reason to give your furnace filter a check-up to see if it needs any repair.
One task on the check up to do list is to replace your furnace filter. Furnace filters should be replaced every two to three months, and it is normal to see grey-colored dust and debris built up on it.
What do you do, when you take out the filter, and you see that it is black?
Black Furnace Filters
Causes of Black Furnace Filters:
- Carbon Monoxide
- Soot from a Fireplace or Burning Candles
- Mold Growth
When carbon monoxide is present in the home, a way it can be detected is by black soot build up in the furnace filter.
Carbon monoxide is an odorless and colorless gas that can harm; and even kill people if it is inhaled. For the safety of your household it is important to locate the source of this fatal gas and eliminate it.
Carbon monoxide can be a product of faulty combustion in your furnace or a natural gas leak from a bad pilot light burner.
After you have double-checked your carbon monoxide detectors, call our technicians at Wade Heating and Air in Austell, GA to have your furnace inspected immediately. We can easily remove this problem and return your home to a safe breathing environment.
When you burn candles, soot can be sucked up into your HVAC unit and settle on your furnace filter. Fireplaces that are not properly vented can cause soot to appear on furnace filters.
If you burn candles do so in a well-vented area, and have your fireplace inspected annually.
When condensation builds up during summer months, mold growth can occur in HVAC units. Condensation forms on the air conditioning evaporator coil causing mold to grow. When condensation evaporates it can get into your heating and cooling ducts, and dampen the furnace filter. Moisture is the perfect environment for black soot-like mold to grow in.
Furnace Filter Experts – Wade HVAC
When any of these issues appear on your furnace filter, it’s time to get your furnace inspected. Have our technicians clean out your furnace today, to ensure that none of these become a problem for you and your family.