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Choosing the Right HVAC Filter

HVAC FilterA lot of thought probably doesn’t go into changing your furnace filter other than replacing it every month or so but there definitely should be! A filter that isn’t the proper size or is too thick can cause problems with your system and decrease it’s expected lifespan.

A filter that is too small won’t catch debris being pulled into your system and you’ll end up with more dust and dirt accumulating onto your furnace components, indoor AC, and into your duct work. Dirty components can cause motors to overheat, your system to short-cycle, and limit switches tripped that won’t allow for your system to turn on.

A filter that is too thick or has a high MERV rating restricts air flow into your system. If your blower motor has to work harder to pull air into the system, it puts added stress onto the motor which can cause premature failure. A restrictive filter also makes your furnace less efficient which means you’ll have energy bills that are higher than they should be.

Keep it simple and replace your furnace filter with a cheap, disposable filter. Replace the filter monthly and they will adequately catch dust and debris from infiltrating your HVAC system.

If you have any questions about your furnace filter or feel like your furnace isn’t performing efficiently like it should, give us a call at 785-341-4193 and let our technicians take care of all of your heating needs!

De Hart Plumbing Heating and Cooling, serving Manhattan Kansas, Junction City Kansas, Wamego Kansas, Topeka Kansas, and some surrounding areas

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