Choose High Quality Furnace or Air Conditioning Filters for a Healthy Home or Business
While you depend on your heating and cooling system to keep you comfortable all year long, are you aware that without proper filtration, the system can actually decrease the indoor air quality of the home or business? Contaminants such as dust, mold or bacteria can be blown in, circulated and even exacerbate health problems such as asthma or allergies.
Even the most basic function of an air filter removes impurities such as dust, pet dander and even bacteria from the air flowing through the heating and cooling system into your home or business. This process improves the indoor air quality as well as helps the heating and cooling system run at its maximum efficiency.
Jackson & Sons Heating and Air Conditioning provides HVAC filtration options to help with keeping indoor air clean and a healthier HVAC system. No matter the age, model or size of the heating and cooling system, we can provide a filter that best fits the home or business comfort needs.
For allergies, consider HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filters, which capture 99.97% of particles as small as 0.3 microns, including allergens like pollen, pet dander, and dust mites. Look for filters with a MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) rating of 13 or higher, as they trap smaller particles and offer enhanced filtration. Additionally, consider activated carbon filters to neutralize odors and VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) for improved indoor air quality and allergy relief. Regular filter replacement ensures optimal performance and allergy relief.
Air filters should typically be changed every 1 to 3 months, although the frequency can vary depending on several things:
- Filter Type: Different types of filters have different lifespans. Basic fiberglass filters may need to be changed monthly, while high-efficiency filters can last up to three months or longer.
- Usage: Homes with pets, smokers, or more occupants may require more frequent filter changes due to increased airborne particles.
- Allergies: Individuals with allergies or respiratory issues may benefit from more frequent filter changes to maintain indoor air quality.
- Environmental Factors: Dusty or polluted environments may necessitate more frequent filter changes to keep the air clean.
Regularly changing air filters helps maintain HVAC system efficiency, improves indoor air quality, and prolongs the lifespan of the equipment.
There are several qualities to consider when choosing an HVAC filter:
- Filter Size – When it comes to furnace filters, one size does not fit all. The right filter size is vital for proper filtration.
- MERV Rating – This is the Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value, which rates the filter’s ability to remove contaminants from the air. The higher the MERV rating, the more efficient the filter is at removing even the tiniest particles.
- Material – Filters are made with different materials including fiberglass, polyester and air ionisers.
Located in Dudley, NC, we serve homes and businesses in Goldsboro, Greenville, Smithfield and in towns and communities throughout Eastern NC.