Air Conditioning

How HVAC Filters Boost Your Comfort

Published on: February 15, 2018
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Your HVAC filter might not get much time in the spotlight, but using the right filter is essential for keeping your Gulf Shores, Alabama, home comfortable. From cleaner indoor air to fewer HVAC breakdowns, learn how HVAC filters boost your comfort.

Cleaner Indoor Air

If you’re serious about indoor comfort, you know it’s about much more than temperature alone. To feel completely comfortable in your Gulf Shores home, you need air that’s free of dust, pet dander, pollen, mold, and other common indoor pollutants.

HVAC filters are designed to capture these pesky contaminants from your home’s air supply, leaving you with cleaner, healthier air that feels and smells fresh. Keep in mind you’ll need to replace your HVAC filter every 30 to 90 days to ensure it keeps your home’s air as fresh as it can be.

Increased Energy Efficiency

When you’re purchasing replacement air filters, it’s important to note that not all HVAC filters are created equal. In addition to purchasing an HVAC filter that’s the right size for your system, pay attention to the minimum efficiency reporting value (MERV) rating. For optimal comfort and superior energy efficiency, look for a filter with a MERV rating between 9 and 12. Filters with lower ratings are less energy efficient, while the highest ratings are designed for industrial HVAC systems.

Fewer HVAC Breakdowns

HVAC filters do more than keep dust and other airborne pollutants out of your home’s air supply. They also prevent these contaminants from entering your HVAC system, where they could accumulate on essential parts and eventually cause the system to malfunction or even break down. To ensure your HVAC system runs smoothly and keeps you comfortable all year round, remember to replace the filter regularly.

Whether you need help choosing the right air filter for your system or you need a hand replacing the filter for your heating and cooling system, we’re here to help. Call one of the HVAC experts at AC Southeast®.