Mar 22 2017

You might not give much thought to the HVAC air filter in your Claxton, Georgia, home, but it’s surprisingly important. Your HVAC filter helps to control the air quality in your home, and helps your HVAC system run more efficiently. 

Your HVAC Air Filter

Almost all HVAC systems use particular types of filters to optimize the air quality in your home. These filters keep dust, dirt, bugs, and other pollutants from being recirculated. There are a variety of air filters available, including washable air filters, pleated air filters, panel filters, green filters and electrostatic filters. These filters range in the length of use, the material used, and the ability to filter the air.

Which One Is for You?

Different filters have their pros and cons, but it’s important to make sure that any filter you choose is compatible with your system. You might be inclined to buy the cheap fiberglass filters to be economical, but these filters were designed to protect your HVAC system, not to improve air quality. While those filters might work for some, for those with respiratory concerns like asthma, these filters typically don’t suffice. High-efficiency filters are more expensive, but they help with the life of your system and trap smaller particles than cheaper air filters.

What Could Go Wrong? 

If you have the wrong type of air filter, you could cause severe damage to your HVAC system. If it’s not the right size or not compatible, you could force your system to work harder, decrease your air quality, or cause your system to break down completely. If you don’t change your air filter regularly, you also are forcing your system to work harder to push air through the clogged filter. Finally, clogged filters contribute to poor indoor air quality, which negatively affects your family’s health. 

If you need help finding the right air filter, we are here to help. Contact Dyess Air at 912-225-0166 to speak to an experienced professional today. 

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