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How to Choose the Proper Air Filtration

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How To Choose The Best Air Filter For Your Home

Today we will be discussing how to choose the correct Air Filter for you and your HVAC equipment. During your last visit to the hardware store, you may have noticed Filters come in many sizes and each brand claims to do various things. While you may be inclined to purchase the best quality air filter, you may be inadvertently harming your equipment. Let's discuss what you should be looking for.

Q - How do I know how to judge the quality of a filter?

A - All air filters will have a Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV Rating). Higher value MERV rating equates to better filtration, meaning fewer dust particles and other airborne contaminants can pass through the filter.

THE AVERAGE HOME COLLECTS ABOUT 40 POUNDS OF DUST PER YEAR INSIDE THE HVAC SYSTEM!

Q - What type of air filter should I be using and why?

A - Let's discuss the best options for your HVAC system...

1 INCH WIDE AIR FILTERS 

(examples: 16x20x1, 20x25x1, 20x20x1)

These filters are designed to protect your equipment. The filter is similar to a screen, the smaller the holes, means fewer things get through and it is prone to become restrictive.

HVAC equipmentis dependent proper air flow to provide comfort in your home. Without proper air flow, your equipment is subject to premature failure, inefficiency and overheating. your equipment 1 inch filters do not have the surface area available to

  • Designed to be changed MONTHLY
  • 1 inch filters are capable of filtering out large visible particles but are not designed to improve your air quality.
  • Look for a MERV 4 - MERV 8 Ratings.

3-5 INCH WIDE AIR FILTERS

 (examples: 20x25x5, 16x25x4, 20x20x3)

These are considered media filters and have the increased surface area to allow for increased air quality filtration. Despite being the same height and depth, the thickness allows for more surface area to be obtained.

  • 5 inch filter give you the ability to achieve hospital grade filtration methods that improve your overall comfort and air quality.
  • Designed to be changed every 6-12 months depending on your home. Carpet, Animals and other contaminants may decrease the lifespan of these filters.
  • Look for MERV 11 - MERV 16 Ratings.

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