Does having a clean air filter really make a difference?
The short answer to this is yes! When you replace your furnace filter regularly it helps your system to run as efficiently as possible. If your furnace filter is clogged with contaminants, the air cannot properly circulate properly throughout the system. When your system works harder to circulate the air it causes stress on the system. This can cause for system breakdowns, higher energy bills and increasing your carbon footprint.
By changing out a dirty air filter it can also have a positive effect on those with allergies and asthma concerns. Dirty furnace filters can allow for more dust and dander to circulate throughout your home. Having a clean filter helps to trap these contaminants so that your family can breathe better air.
What is a MERV?
MERV means Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value, it is an industry standard that helps to rate the effectiveness of your filter. The higher the MERV, the better the filter is at capturing smaller particles than lower MERV ratings.
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