The answer is a resounding yes! Different air filters can make a huge difference in the lifespan of your HVAC system, as well as the air quality in your home. Cheap air filters can only stop the largest particles, such as sand, hair, and dust. To ensure the health and comfort of your family, friends, and other guests, it's best to invest in an air filter with a high MERV rating. At its most basic function, an air filter removes impurities such as dust, pet dander, or even bacteria from the air that flows through the system.
Not only does this improve the air quality inside your home, but it also protects your HVAC system from potential damage. For the best indoor air quality, you should choose an air cleaner with a MERV rating of at least eight to 10. An electrostatic filter is also a great option as it captures smaller particles than a standard washable filter and is completely reusable. Proper maintenance of air filters is essential for providing clean air in your home and keeping your HVAC system working properly. You should replace or wash them regularly and refer to the instructions for your HVAC system and your specific filter for maintenance guidelines.
Generally, you should change filters at least every season, if not once a month. Some HVAC systems aren't strong enough to push air through more restrictive filters that block smaller particles, which can reduce airflow and cause your home to heat and cool less efficiently. When shopping for air filters online, look for places that allow you to customize your quantity to get exactly what you need. Media filters are also a great option as they are very easy to maintain and ideal for filtering bacteria and other small airborne contaminants.
At Home Climates, we are dedicated to delivering premium service at reasonable prices to ensure your home stays comfortable. Feel free to call us if you need more information or if you are ready to schedule an appointment to set up an air filtration system for your home.