furnace filtersFurnace Filters That Improve Indoor Air Quality

It’s common for people to overlook the importance of furnace filters, but taking care to change it at the proper time will improve your HVAC system’s efficiency and improve the indoor air quality in your home.

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You can pick up the replacement furnace filters you need for your specific unit. It’s well worth the small investment to keep your air clean and your HVAC equipment safe.

How Often Should You Change Your Furnace Filters?

Ideally, you’ll change it every month. Some people like to change furnace filters with the seasons, or 4 times a year. We think you should change them more frequently, and we offer reasonable prices to facilitate more frequent changes.

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What are You Risking When You Neglect your Furnace Filters?

furnace filter replacementHaving a plugged filter will result in a “no heat” situation in the winter and “no cooling” situation in the summer, meaning there will be little or no air flow from the furnace into your home.  A furnace filter is a home air purifier meant to take the dust out of the air flowing in your home and improve indoor air quality.  If the filter is clogged with dust the furnace works harder trying to get air out and circulating in your home.  The longer and harder the furnace works, the faster it will burn out and the higher your utility bills will be.  The very worst danger is that a neglected and dirty furnace can actually blow up or cause a fire.

Don’t Forget About Indoor Air Quality and Efficiency

humidifier-filtersClean filters can remove dust, dirt, pollen, carpet fibers and pet dander particles from your home’s indoor air; as it gets older, it is less effective at removing these particles.  When your filter is working your furnace runs much more efficiently.  Your filter can’t do its job properly if it is dirty or damaged. People with asthma and allergies, in particular, can suffer negative effects when it is not replaced often.

In addition, the furnace runs more efficiently when it’s kept clean and keeping a clean and new filter in it is an essential component to keeping the furnace clean.

Types of Furnace Filters and the MERV Rating

furnace filtersTypes of furnace filters include electrostatic filters, permanent washable filters, pleated filters, disposable 1” throw-away filters and media filters.

MERV stands for Minimum Efficiency Rating Value.  The higher the MERV rating,  the smaller the particle size that it can collect.   How often you should change them depends on the type of filter.

Contact us if you have any questions about filters.

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