Why a Better Air Filter Makes Sense in Your Fort Collins HVAC System

Fort Collins can experience some brutal winters and hot summer days. Your HVAC unit gets a workout on the High Plains with our windy and dusty conditions. Using better air filters and keeping the unit maintained can ensure that it keeps functioning through the ever-changing weather.

More efficient air filters do a better job of cleaning the air as it enters your HVAC system. Cleaner air in your system means cleaner air circulating throughout your home. The safety benefits are well worth the extra costs of a high quality filter.

Airborne particles in your home such as pollen, dust mites, dirt, and pet dander can cause headaches, fatigue, nausea, rashes, dizziness, and even serious illnesses in some instances. The solution to this problem is high efficiency air filters. They are designed to capture small particles and keep them from circulating through your home.

Filter replacement varies from home to home and region to region but 90 days is usually the maximum life expectancy of any filter. If you have pets, live in a dusty area, or one with high pollen levels you should check the filter once a month. If it is clogged then it should be changed at least once a month.

The most efficient air filter is not necessarily the best one to use for your HVAC system. Some filters may be too restrictive and reduce the required airflow too much. The correct filter depends on a number of factors including age and motor design.

Most home units require a filter with a MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) rating between 8 and 13. Check the manufacturer’s recommendation or consult a professional HVAC specialist before wasting money on a filter that you may not need.

To learn more about the benefits of using a quality air filter contact Balance Point Heating & Air-Conditioning in Fort Collins. We are locally owned and operated HVAC specialists. Our technicians are available 24/7 for all of your residential or commercial needs.

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