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Air Filter Shopping: What’s the Best Choice for Your Illinois Metro East Home?

Is it time to replace the air filter in your forced-air HVAC system? The air quality inside your home can be negatively impacted by a dirty or clogged filter. Energy efficiency is also adversely affected, and your cooling or heating equipment will have to work harder to force air through a dirty filter. When air …

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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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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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