Get the right air filter for your HVAC system.
The right air filter for your HVAC system is dependent on your budget, how clean you want your indoor air quality to be, and the requirements of your particular HVAC system.
- When selecting an air filter, look at your systems requirements. Select a filter within the recommended MERV rating of your system. Getting a filter with a higher MERV rating than your system recommends can restrict air flow to your system, which you will want to avoid.
- If outdoor or pet allergies are a problem in your household, you will want to use the highest MERV rating your system and your budget will allow.
Change air filters every 90 days.
TIP: Grab a sharpie and write the date on your air filter so you know the last time it was changed. Then add a recurring reminder in your phone’s calendar every 90 days to change the air filter.
Dispose air filters in a plastic bag.
Never leave your system without a filter.
Don’t ever leave your system vulnerable. Always replace an old filter with a new one to keep your air intake vent protected for optimal performance.
If you need professional HVAC help or have indoor air quality questions, feel free to give the experts at Country Air a call at 281-356-8564. We can help recommend specific filters for your system and even replace them if you don’t want to do it yourself.