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Understanding What MERV Ratings Mean for Air Filter Efficiency

Understanding the minimum efficiency reporting value (MERV) for HVAC filters will help you select an appropriate furnace or A/C filter based on the needs of your household without sacrificing heating and cooling performance. MERV ratings range between 1-16 (with 17-20 reserved for High Efficiency Particulate Arresting, or HEPA, filters). As a general rule of thumb,…

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Air Filter Replacement Should Be On Your Winter List of To-Dos

If it’s been a while since you changed your forced-air heating and cooling system’s air filter, it’s time to remedy that situation right away. Air filter replacement is one of the simplest and most inexpensive ways to keep your furnace performing at peak capacity. Here’s a brief overview of air filter replacement and what it means…

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HEPA Filters Clear the Air, Along with Allergy-Ridden Sinuses

If you suffer from asthma, airborne allergies or other respiratory conditions, you might be surprised to learn that relief from your symptoms can be attained without a lot of extra fuss or cost. Your home can be the refuge you’ve been searching for, and all you may need is a HEPA filtration system. Understanding HEPA Filters…

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Why a Higher-Efficiency Air Filter Is Worth Every Penny

Your home’s heating and cooling system relies on the air filter in order to run smoothly. While your system can likely accommodate a variety of filters with varying efficiency ratings, there are many advantages of choosing a higher-efficiency air filter. Benefits of a Higher-Efficiency Air Filter The most obvious benefit is that an air filter…

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6 Benefits of Keeping Up With Air Filter Replacement in Your Hamel Home

Whatever the season, keeping your home comfortable is a priority. This requires proper maintenance of your heating and cooling system, especially air filter replacement. Here are some important reasons to inspect and replace those filters regularly. First, if your cooling system is running with a dirty filter, it will raise your energy bills. A routine of regular air…

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Air Filters Do a Lot for Your Indoor Air Quality: Understand How

Most southwest Illinois residents understand the benefits of A/Cs and furnaces in controlling air temperature in homes, apartments and businesses but not everybody realizes the positive effect that air filters can have on indoor air quality. Even those that do may be unsure which air filters to purchase when it comes time for replacing a…

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HEPA Filters Can Help Allergy Sufferers, but Is It the Right Choice for Your Home?

HEPA filters have been getting a lot of buzz lately, especially with marketing directed toward families whose members suffering from allergies, asthma or other breathing disorders. However, consideration should be given before employing their use. Filters made for residential HVAC use come in various types, each carrying a specific rating on the MERV scale. MERV, which…

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Air Filters: 5 Things You Should Know About Them

Almost all forced-air heating and cooling systems include an air filter to protect their components from dust and dirt in the air. If you make good maintenance choices with respect to the air filter, it will also improve your home’s air quality and save you money by helping your heating and cooling system run efficiently. Air…

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