It’s challenging to maintain high indoor air quality when running heating and cooling through ducts and vents directly into your home. The truth is that ducts grow dirty over time, and a lot of air isn’t particularly clean to begin with. Here’s what you need to know about air filters to attain the best indoor air quality!

How Do Air Filters Work?
All of the air that passes through your HVAC system has to find a way into your home, which is why you have ducts running throughout it. Unfortunately, due to the amount of air that passes through them and the dust and dirt particles that come with them, these ducts become rather filthy. Your air filter will trap dust, grime, and allergies before they enter your home.

If you want to preserve decent indoor air quality, the best thing you can do is have a heating and air conditioning repair specialist replace your air filter regularly. Your air filter will become clogged over time, losing its ability to catch impurities and causing significant difficulties with heating and cooling performance.

Replacing the AC Filter
Many homes in Melbourne, Florida, are unaware that their HVAC system contains an air filter. When it comes to your HVAC system, changing your air filter should be the most frequent maintenance you perform. At the very least, make sure you replace your air filter every six months.

The environment inside your home determines the frequency with which you replace your air filter. Some homes don’t have a lot of filth and dust while others appear to attract it like a magnet. However, if you have pets or a large family, your air filter will become much dirtier much faster than most. It’s best to update your air filter at least once every few months.

Air Filter Ratings
One of the most important things to remember about air filters is that not all of them are created equal. While all air filters are designed to remove impurities from the air before entering your home, some are better than others. By looking at the rating given to an air filter, you may determine how effective it is at removing impurities.

The most common air filter ratings are the MERV ratings. The smaller the particles that an air conditioner can filter out of the air, the higher the MERV rating. Most heating and air conditioning repair businesses advise using a filter with a MERV rating of at least 3 or 4, which is the minimum degree of household filtration. Because there are more pollutants to remove in commercial buildings, the minimum required MERV rating is 8.

We understand how important it is that your home is comfortable and efficient. Call us today at Coastal Climate Experts at (321) 797-0422 to find out how we can work with you to maintain your HVAC system and ask about the rest of our HVAC services.

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