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The Benefits of Furnace Filters


Furnace filters are an underutilized source of maintenance for your HVAC equipment. We don’t see them on a daily basis, so we do not think about changing them or how a filter may affect the performance of our HVAC system.

Well...here is the truth.

1) Filters can help increase the lifespan of your furnace, if changed on a routine basis.

  • If you do not change your furnace filter, the movement of the air throughout your home, requires more effort from your furnace. This means that your furnace works harder and this causes premature wear on the components within your furnace.

2) Filters can improve the quality of the air that is circulating throughout your home.

  • Filters offer varying degrees of protection from the elements (e.g. dander, dust, pet hair, pollutants, and other allergens). The degree of protection is categorized by a MERV rating, which tells the consumer how effective the air filter is at protecting the home air from various particles that could be circulated through. The higher the number of the MERV rating, the fewer the amount of particles that will pass through the filter.

So if you want to help improve your indoor air quality and you want to extend the life of your HVAC equipment; change your filters today!

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