Finding the right air filter for the HVAC system in your Spring Hill, Florida, home will help you save money, avoid expensive, inconvenient breakdowns, and extend your system’s life. Most air filters are inexpensive and disposable, and you should change your filter at least every three months. Problems that could mean you’re using the wrong air filter include high utility bills, low indoor air quality, and an uncomfortable home.
High Utility Bills
If your air filter is too thick or if it uses mesh that’s too fine, your heater and air conditioner will have to work harder and use more energy, increasing your bills. All air filters have a minimum efficiency reporting value or MERV. A high rating will help you remove more pollutants from the air and keep your systems working smoothly. However, it also means your heating and air conditioning system’s airflow will be lower. Make sure any filter you choose has a MERV rating in the recommended range for your HVAC system.
Low Indoor Air Quality
If your air filter doesn’t remove enough pollutants like dust, dirt, mold, pollen, and pet dander from your home, you’ll have poor indoor air quality. These contaminants can cause asthma and allergy symptoms, headaches, eye irritation, skin rashes, and other health problems. You’ll also need to dust and vacuum more often because your home will have more dirt and dust. Make sure you don’t select a filter with a MERV rating that’s too low or a filter that’s the wrong size because they won’t be able to catch pollutants.
An Uncomfortable Home
If your air filter isn’t working properly or if you have a dirty air filter, you could notice a musty smell from mold and mildew. There might be a burning smell when you use your heater, and poor airflow could cause warm or drafty spots in your home.
Senica Air Conditioning, Inc. is a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer with more than 20 years of experience. We can help you choose the best air filter for your heating and air conditioning system. Call us anytime at 866-881-5935 for outstanding service.
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