One of the best ways you can protect your investment in your HVAC system is changing air filters regularly and correctly. When you swap them out on a regular basis you’re protecting the indoor air quality in your Chicagoland home, extending the life of your system and saving yourself money. These three simple reasons should be the only motivation you need to never overlook changing air filters again.
What can be more important than the health of your family? When you replace the air filter in your furnace with a new filter with a high Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV), you’re making sure that most of the airborne contaminants are being removed from the air. Look for pleated filters with MERV ratings of 8-12 for a good mix of air filtration and airflow maintenance. Dust, mold spores and pet dander will all be removed from the air by these higher-efficiency filters. Take care not to go too high on the MERV scale; at MERV 13 and higher you begin running the risk of impeding system airflow.
The HVAC system is one of the most expensive systems in your home and you want the equipment to last as long as possible. Changing air filters is a simple way to keep your system in good working order. It’s also important that you can show that you have been regularly replacing the filter, along with other regular maintenance, because this may be a condition of keeping the warranty in effect. This way if you do run into a problem, the cost of the repairs will be covered.
The comfort of your home is another good reason for changing air filters. When air is flowing freely through the HVAC equipment, you can be more confident that balanced heating and cooling is occurring across the entire house. When the unit is operating at peak efficiency, the cost of heating and cooling your home will be cheaper.
If you have questions about changing air filters in your Arlington Heights area home, please contact the professionals at Tempco Heating and Air Conditioning.