Forced Air System Anatomy Lesson

This isn’t your typical anatomy lesson; it’s an anatomy lesson on forced air heating/cooling systems (but maybe you’ll take away more than you did in your 9th grade biology class). Continue below to find where air filters are located on these bad boys.

DO YOU HAVE A FORCED AIR SYSTEM?

Well, I don’t really know if you do or don’t. I’m right there with you. But, luckily, DiscountFilters.com has built a team of experts that help me out. So, here’s a word from someone who really knows:

“If you feel hot and cold air blowing out of registers in your floors and/or ceilings – you probably have a forced air system. With a forced air system a large, centrally-located blower sucks air from different areas of your home through “return” duct-work. The air is pulled through the blower and gets heated or cooled (depending on the time of year). The heated/cooled air is then distributed via this same blower throughout the home through “supply” duct-work.

No offense, but the air in your home may be dirty. You don’t want dirty air to ruin your expensive heating /cooling system. In the return ductwork, right before the blower, you will usually find an air filter. The filter is a VERY important as it keeps your equipment in tip-top shape.”
- Reed B., CSO

This is what a forced air system looks like inside your house:

Image source: http://home.howstuffworks.com/home-improvement/heating-and-cooling/how-to-troubleshoot-a-forced-air-distribution-system.htm


ELECTRIC FORCED AIR HEATING/COOLING SYSTEMS

Image source: http://oee.nrcan.gc.ca/residential/personal/electric-forced-air-heatings-system.cfm?attr=4


GAS-FIRED FURNACE FORCED AIR HEATING/COOLING SYSTEMS

Image source: http://oee.nrcan.gc.ca/residential/personal/gas-propane-furnaces.cfm?attr=4


OIL-FIRED FURNACE FORCED AIR HEATING/COOLING SYSTEMS

Image source: http://oee.nrcan.gc.ca/residential/personal/oil-forced-air-heating-systems.cfm?attr=4

Now that you know where to find air filters in forced air heating/cooling systems, change them! It will change your life…for the next six months.

3 thoughts on “Forced Air System Anatomy Lesson

  1. martha levinski

    Do you have an anatomy of a air filter for a motorbike? We are educating poor people in India to become motorcycle repairman. We educate illiterate people and create simple programs to educate them about motorcycle repair. Any visuals would help a great deaal.
    Sincerely
    Marthat

    1. kcox

      Martha,

      I am sorry to say that we do not. DiscountFilters.com specializes in home furnace, air, and refrigerator filters. I tried searching for some motorcycle air filter anatomy articles with visuals and didn’t have much success. I would try to contact sources that are specialists in motorcycle building and see if they would maybe have any resources.

      Best of Luck,
      Krysten C.

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    Finally a site I agree with. I have read some real rubbish today, so its a treat to read something useful.

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