This guest post is provided by One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning of Charlotte, an air conditioning company in Charlotte, NC. In addition to furnace and ductwork, they also provide HVAC installation and repairs.
While most homeowners in know that indoor air quality is important, most don’t realize just how poor the air quality is within their own homes. If you’re concerned about pollen dust, pollutants and other debris in your home’s air, it’s important to not only use air filters in your heating and cooling systems, but also to change them out regularly. Additionally, changing out your filters can do more than just prevent poor air quality; it can actually help your system to run better. If you’re unsure about the process of changing out your filters, here are some tips from the professionals:
1.) Read the Filter’s Instruction Label
While it may seem like common sense, many people actually overlook the instruction labels on the air filters they buy. From the label, you should be able to determine how often the manufacturer recommends changing out the filter, and this is generally a good rule of thumb to follow. Additionally, some filters come with date stickers that can be used as reminders for homeowners to change out their filters.
2.) Bigger is Not Always Better
When shopping for replacement filters, you may be faced with a variety of options. Some filter manufacturers claim to be able to filter smaller particles and use advanced filtering methods, but do you really need these technologies? For many homeowners, inexpensive 30-day filters will work just fine; however, if you or someone in your home has allergies, you have pets or you’re battling a mold problem, you may want to spring for a more expensive filter that offers a greater filtering ability.
If you’re still unsure of what filters to buy or how often to change them out, contact a professional heating and cooling company. In addition to expert advice regarding filter usage, a local AC company will provide the best in AC maintenance and duct cleaning services.