As seasoned heating and air conditioning professionals, we cannot stress the importance of air filters enough. Filters are the most often overlooked part of the system, and yet they are also one of the most critical components. Keep reading to learn a few reasons you want to make sure your air filters are high quality and changed regularly.
Your air filter is literally the first line of defense when it comes to your home’s indoor air quality. As your home cycles air through the house and back into the system, it must pass through the air filter. The filter is one of the only locations where dust, dirt, dander, pollen, and mold spores are trapped for elimination. Translation: if your filter isn’t of high enough quality, all those particulates get blown right back into your house. Yuck!
When it comes to air filters, there’s quite a broad range when it comes to the ability to trap particulates. Lower end filters are barely capable of capturing pollen and lint, while higher-end filters can trap dander, mold spores, and even microscopic bacteria. The filter’s effectiveness is usually scored by the MERV rating (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value); an international standard for a filter’s ability to capture and hold particulates.
Allergy and asthma sufferers need higher indoor air quality than their healthy counterparts. If anyone in your family has respiratory challenges, you'll want to ensure your filters carry a high MERV rating, capable of capturing over a thousand micro particles.
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