HVAC air filters clear dust, debris, and contaminants from your indoor air. Unfortunately, most homeowners do just about everything, it seems, to make their filters less effective. They purchase the wrong kind for their systems or simply don't change them on schedule. You don't have to make these mistakes! Find out which filter is best for your home and how to put it to best use.
The heating and cooling industry rates air filters according to MERV, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. These values tell technicians (and homeowners) how many particles the filters remove from the air. They also detail the size of particles they filter out, which has a significant impact on their usefulness. While MERV ratings of 5 - 8 will help keep a system efficient, those with ratings of 9 - 12 will help keep your indoor air clean by filtering out more particles.
People tend to buy filters for one of two reasons, though the filters themselves can handle both jobs. Homeowners either want to extend the life of their HVAC systems, or they're primarily concerned with creating cleaner indoor air for their homes. Usually, people who fall into the latter group suffer from allergies or have other breathing or health problems.
Depending on the type of buyer you are, chances are you might make some of the most common mistakes during the buying process.
Talk with a NATE-certified heating and cooling technician to determine exactly the right filter for your home and budget. Consider how often filters need to be changed and what will happens when they aren't changed regularly. Clogged air filters create incredible resistance and wear on components.
Talk to GSM Services to schedule your visit today and find the right HVAC air filters for your equipment.