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Improve Indoor Air Quality with a New Furnace Filter

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One of the best ways to improve indoor air quality is to regularly change the furnace filter. After running the AC all summer, now is the perfect time to check and change the filter. Using the HVAC system with a dirty filter can not only damage it but can also decrease indoor air quality.

Filter Fact: MERV (Minimum Efficiency Rating Value) is the standard that rates the overall effectiveness of air filters based on denseness. Filters are rated between a range of 1 and 16, with 1 being the least dense and 16 being the densest.

The filter collects all the dust and debris circulating in the HVAC system and prevents it from entering the inner mechanics and spreading throughout the home. If the filter is not regularly changed, it can strain the system and allow allergens and dust to circulate in your house. This affects everyone in the household but can be especially harmful to those suffering from allergies or respiratory illnesses.

How Often Should I Change Filters?
There are a variety of filters and each kind has different guidelines on how often it should be changed. For example, a five-inch filter can last up to six months, but lifestyle (such as smoking, cooking or many people living in the home) can decrease its effectiveness over time. We recommend that people check their filters monthly and replace them as needed.

Take some time in the next few days to check and change (or clean) your filter to improve indoor air quality.

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don’t hesitate to contact HAMCO Heating & Cooling Ltd.

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