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Home Air Filters: What You Need to Know

Home Air Filters: What You Need to Know

In the Twin Cities area, one item in the household that is often forgotten about is your home HVAC system’s air filter. Although it may seem insignificant, air filters are crucial to the overall operation and performance of your system.

Here are a few things you need to know about the importance of replacing your home air filters:

  1. Ensures a healthy environment for your family:
    First and foremost, changing the air filter in your system keeps your family healthy. As dust, pollen and other harmful particles linger in the air when you neglect to change a clogged or dirty filter, family members with allergy or respiratory issues will notice their condition worsen with time. If you have family members with these issues, you may want to consider purchasing a HEPA filter, which uses the same technology as hospitals to eliminate airborne pollutants and contaminants. These filters remove 99.7 percent of all pollutants from passing through your system. If you are unsure if the air quality in your home is up to par, you can also schedule an air quality analysis with your Minneapolis and Saint Paul area experts.
  2. Avoid expensive damages to your system:
    It is sad to say, but many home owners do not take the time to replace their air filters because they do not want to spend the money on something that seems so insignificant. Purchasing a new air filter costs around $20, depending on what type of filter you prefer. Spending twenty or thirty dollars is much better than paying for repairs that could easily reach in the hundreds and even thousands if not given proper attention.
  3. Keeps your HVAC system running at efficiently:
    HVAC systems trying to operate with clogged air filters have to work twice as hard to do half the job as a system that has been well maintained with regularly changed filters. By monitoring your air filters and changing them on a regular basis, your system will work at an optimum level to make your home more comfortable while using up to 15 percent less energy.

At Minneapolis Saint Paul Plumbing, Heating & Air, we know how important it is to maintain good air quality in your home. By replacing your air filters regularly you will be saving yourself money on both healthcare and utility expenses, while getting the most out of your HVAC system. For more information on air filter options and best practices, contact us today at (651) 228-9200.