The clogged air filter was reducing air flow.
Typically, I prefer to get my Heating and Air Conditioning methods checked on before I switch from using the A/C method to using my oil furnace. This doesn’t always happen due to timing and this year was no exception. I had made an appointment for my Heating and Air Conditioning tune up to happen the following month and I hoped that the weather would stay moderate until then. Unfortunately, a random ice storm blew in before my Heating and Air Conditioning tune up and my only options were to freeze my nuts off in my own home or turn on the oil furnace. I decided on the latter option and prayed that nothing could go wrong in the meantime. After running the oil furnace overnight, I noticed that the air quality was feeling off. There was a musty odor and I assumed it was because my oil furnace had been sitting unused during the entire Spring and summer. After more than one afternoon passed, the air quality wasn’t getting better. I took note of the rotten air quality and promised myself that I’d bring it up to the Heating and Air Conditioning expert when he came to tune my Heating and Air Conditioning system. I’m feeling ecstatic I did because the Heating and Air Conditioning expert was able to diagnose a few complications. 1st, my air filter needed to be substituted. The clogged air filter was reducing air flow. He also told me that the ductwork needed to be cleaned. They were filled with dirt and debri, which was causing the air quality in my house to odor musty. The Heating and Air Conditioning professional was certain that after the air filter was substituted and the ductwork cleaned, the air quality would improve in a big way.