Air filters are designed to block dirt and debris and prevent these elements from interfering with your furnace. There are instances where a filter can turn black, and you’ll need expert help in taking care of the problem. The following are a few reasons this may be happening in your home.

Blocked Airflow

If you keep forgetting to replace your furnace filter, you could be the reason it looks black. Filters left in place for more than three months can get clogged and cause problems with the heating equipment. Set an automatic reminder to replace the air filter at least every three months. Changing the filter every month is even better.

Soot Inside Your Home

If you burn lots of candles in your home or have a fireplace, the black stuff could be soot. If this is why the filter is turning black, you’re probably also inhaling soot before it gets to the filter. Eliminating the soot should solve the problem. Switch to soy or flameless candles and have the fireplace inspected and cleaned. Island Heating & Air Conditioning can help you maintain the efficiency of your furnace and heating equipment. Our technicians are certified repair specialists and can service all makes and models.

Indoor Air Contaminants

Indoor air can contain harmful contaminants, and your furnace filter is one place where these substances can show up. Carbon monoxide can cause a black, sooty buildup on a furnace filter. The gas could be coming from the furnace or a gas fireplace that has a leak. If you have a packaged temperature system with an AC and heater combined, damp components can create a breeding ground for mold. Scheduling a seasonal inspection and tune-up for your system can prevent this problem from ever occurring.

Our technicians handle maintenance, repairs, installations and emergency heating issues for area residents. We can work with you to create a healthy, comfortable home environment. Call Island Heating & Air Conditioning today to find out how we can assist you with your heater, heat pump or furnace equipment in Oak Harbor. We provide both heating and cooling services.

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November 12, 2019 5:04 pm