Can Furnaces Run Without Filters?

November 30, 2018

Operating your furnace without a filter is technically possible, but it’s not something that’s advised. The presence of a filter is not a fail-safe that keeps the furnace from running, so you can leave it out and the furnace will still cycle as it otherwise would for the temperature you have it set on. But it’s important to remember that the filter in your furnace is there for a reason. What Does a Furnace Filter Do? Your furnace’s filter takes dust, allergens, and particles out of the air. Depending on the size and type of filter, it could be rated for larger particles or smaller ones. HEPA filters, for example, take more minute particles from the air along with larger ones. These filters reduce allergy problems and provide you with cleaner air in your home. The furnace filter keeps dust and particles from getting into your lungs, and it keeps them from getting into the main part of the furnace where they can build up, do damage, and reduce efficiency. Over time, these particles can also reduce the lifespan of your furnace. Change Your Furnace’s Filter Regularly You’ll want to make sure that the furnace filter is being changed and...

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The Wonderful Invention of Air Conditioning!

August 29, 2018

There is a good chance that when it’s really hot outside, you don’t even venture outdoors because you are staying cool in an air conditioned room. If you need to drive somewhere in the heat, you probably crank the air conditioning in your car in order to stay cool. Can you imagine not having this luxury? It’s hard to believe that there was a time, not all that long ago, that AC didn’t exist. The Invention of Air Conditioning Before air conditioning was invented, Americans sought to keep cool in the heat by fanning themselves, dousing themselves with water, or sitting in the shade. Some people even built their homes underground as a way to keep cool during the sweltering summer months. It wasn’t until the invention of electricity that Americans found better ways to stay cool. The first modern cooling system was invented in 1902 by Willis Carrier, who attempted to combat the humidity at the printing plant in which he worked. In 1922, Carrier invented the centrifugal chiller, which was a much smaller version of his first invention. These cooling systems were mainly used for commercial use, which is one reason going to the movies became so popular,...

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