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What You Should Know Before Changing Your Air Filters

February 28, 2023 | Blog

Did you know that replacing your home’s air filters can help keep your system operating efficiently? By using an air filter, you can preserve the best possible air quality for your home! Knowing the right time to replace your air filter and what kind of air filters work best is the number one way to a healthier space.

If you haven’t replaced your air filter in the past three months, it’s time to get ready to replace it! Luckily, Skelton’s Heating, Cooling & Plumbing is here for you! We’re here to make sure you’re aware of all you need to know before the replacement happens. You could be using the wrong size filter or you may need a different MERV rating. Keep reading to learn more about air filters and things to consider before switching them out!

MERV Home Air Filters

The Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) is a term that describes how well a filter removes airborne particles. A higher MERV rating doesn’t always mean that it’s a better filter. Different ratings offer different benefits depending on what you’re trying to achieve for your home.

Lower MERV filters are best at removing larger particles while also allowing more air to pass through them. Higher MERV filters are more tightly woven, allowing them to stop smaller airborne particles. As a result, this makes it more difficult for air to pass through the confined areas. For help deciding what MERV rating would best fit your home, don’t hesitate to reach out to the professionals at Skelton’s!

Allergies And Air Filters

The unfortunate truth is that replacing your air filters isn’t the cure to your allergies. Changing out your air filters can improve your indoor air quality by preventing dust and pollen from building up. When used alone to combat allergies, you may not see the results you were expecting.

To prevent dust and pollen from accumulating in your home, disposable air filters are a crucial first line of protection. In addition to that, we recommend adding an in-duct media filter, UV lights in the evaporator coil and an active air purifier. This will help to get rid of indoor air pollutants such as:

  • Mold
  • Pollen
  • Viruses
  • Pet Dander
  • Dust
  • And More!

Consider Investing In An Air Purifier

Air purifiers are a great way to improve the air in your home whether they are free-standing or fitted in your ductwork. These systems work to remove very small particles from the air while your air filters in your HVAC system are doing the same. Investing in an air purifier for your home comes with many benefits. For more information on our air purification services, contact us today!

Ready For Professional Air Purification Services?

Skelton’s Heating, Cooling & Plumbing has a skilled team of experts that are ready to help you create the best possible air quality for your home. We’re proud to offer reliable services that will keep your home or workplace comfortable throughout the year. Contact us today to find out what makes us unique and how we stand out amongst the rest!

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