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HVAC System Air Filters

Your HVAC air filter is probably the last thing you think about before you go to bed at night—we get it, your days are hectic. But your air filter is important! Air filters are among the most important components of any heating and air conditioning system. Not only do they keep your HVAC system running smoothly for years, but can also help your family live more comfortably—particularly anyone suffering from allergies or asthma.

At Ehlers Heating & Air Conditioning, we can install, replace, or repair any type of high efficiency air filter in your Madison County area home. Call or click today for air filtration installation from the HVAC company your neighbors trust.

Types of Air Filters

A recent study by the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has shown that dirty filters can reduce HVAC efficiencies by 10 percent or more. How do you choose the right HVAC filter? You need to be aware of the different HVAC filters available to you as well as their Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV), a measure of the effectiveness of the filter. Inefficient HVAC filters have a lower MERV rating while more efficient ones boast a higher MERV rating. The different options include:

  • Fiberglass filter
  • Polyester filter
  • Washable filter
  • High-efficiency filter

The ideal air filter is one that has the least effect on airflow, but removes the greatest number of air contaminants. Contact us for assistance choosing which air filter is right for your Livonia area home.

How Often Should You Change Your Air Filter?

Follow these guidelines to pinpoint exactly how often you should change your air filters:

  • Every 30 days: Standard 1- to 3-inch air filters generally start to collect dust and other debris after 30 days of use. If you have more than one pet and/or allergies, plan to check the filter monthly. You may not have to change your air filter but you should at least check to see how dirty it is. There is no harm in replacing your air filter more frequently.
  • Every 60 days: If you have dogs or cats it is recommended to change your filter every 60 days. Most dogs and cats shed, so whether you’re allergic to pet dander or not, plan to replace your HVAC air filter every 60 days. The extra dirt and hair make the filter clog up faster.
  • Every 90 days: Most filters are rated to last up to 90 days. If you and your family live in an “average” home with no pets and no allergies, you can get away with stretching your filter to its maximum lifetime.
  • Every 6 to 12 months: In unusual situations, such as single-occupant or vacation homes, you don’t need to change the air filter as often. Plan to check it every few months, but you probably only need to change the air filter once or twice a year.

For assistance changing your HVAC system’s air filter, contact the experts at Ehlers Heating & Air Conditioning.

Want to Install an Air Filter in Your Home?

When you schedule an appointment with Ehlers Heating & Air Conditioning, you’ll get the peace of mind that comes from knowing you’re dealing with a reliable team—you’re receiving high quality HVAC service from a reputable company in the Livonia area.

Ehlers’ service and installation technicians are some of the most knowledgeable and experienced in the industry—and we provide the exhaustive, in-depth training it takes to ensure that their knowledge of the latest products and techniques is thorough and completely up to date. That’s what it takes to ensure that your system’s air filter is installed right, runs properly, and is reliable over time. Best of all, you’ll always be treated with the honesty and respect that you deserve. That’s the Ehlers promise. It’s how we do business, and how we earn your trust. Learn more about why you should choose Ehlers.

When you need an air filter replacement or repair in Livonia, MI, contact Ehlers Heating & Air Conditioning!

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