Choosing an air filter can be bewildering. Even if you understand the ratings, and that the various types of air filters are designed to capture different kinds of pollutants, selecting the right filter for your home can be bewildering. Here’s a short guide to get you started, but for best results, always consult with your […]
Does it seem your air filter gets dirty far sooner than it should? In general, an inexpensive fiberglass air filter should last about 30 days, while a better quality, pleated filter made of polyester or cotton fibers should last from 60 to 90 days. But conditions inside your home can have an impact on how […]
How often do you change your air filter? You know it should be done often, but life happens, you get busy with other things and you forget. But changing air filters should be among your top chores. A clean air filter is the best thing you can do to help ensure your HVAC system runs […]
One of the worst times of year is allergy season. It’s tempting to just avoid going outdoors altogether in order to avoid allergens. But did you know that the air in your home is actually much more contaminated than outdoors? There’s dust, mold, mildew, and a host of other contaminants that can trigger an allergic […]
When is the best time to change air filters in your HVAC system? Well, when they’re dirty, of course. You should never run your air conditioner or heating system for long periods of time with a dirty filter. That layer of dirt, dust and hair will impede air flow, causing your system to work harder […]
A dirty air filter negatively impacts your HVAC system’s efficiency and degrades your home’s air quality. For these reasons, it’s important for you to replace your filter at the right time. With many tasks competing for your attention on your to-do list, you can easily forget to do this essential maintenance work.
Buying the right air filter is critical to keep you HVAC system running properly, but deciphering industry acronyms and ratings can make it difficult to know which filter you need. MERV and HEPA are the two most common HVAC air filter terms you’ll hear, and here’s a brief guide on what they mean.
Deciding when to replace your HVAC air filter this summer can be confusing, because you’ll likely get different advice depending on who you ask.
Changing your furnace air filter is important. Your filter is your first line of defense against airborne pollutants — but more than that, it keeps your HVAC system’s inner workings clean, and when it gets clogged, it can actually contribute to system wear and tear. You should change your filter once a month, to keep […]
Turning on your furnace isn’t enough to keep your house warm in the wintertime. It’s also important to close all of the storm windows, storm doors, and seal any gaps that may cause chilly drafts. Unfortunately, even if your home is kept immaculately clean, recirculated air will decline in quality.