Frequently Asked Questions
- Do Dirty Air Filters Really Increase My Utility Costs?
- How Often Should I Change My Air Filter?
- What Does Efficiency Mean?
- What is a MERV Rating?
- What is Arrestance?
- What is the Return Policy?
- Which Filter is the Best to Use in My Home?
Do Dirty Air Filters Really Increase My Utility Costs?
Yes! As your air filters get dirty, they begin to restrict the air flowing through the unit. This causes the HVAC unit to work harder to maintain a sufficient air flow. Because your unit is working harder and longer, it is using more electricity, which over time can dramatically increase your utility costs. In addition, dirt acts as an insulator disrupting the heat transfer of the air flowing through the unit.
This also causes your unit to work harder, which uses more electricity. There is an optimum time to change any air filter; which is when it has reached its maximum efficiency with out becoming restrictive. By changing your filters on a regular schedule, you really can save money on your utility costs, and help promote a cleaner environment.
Not regularly changing your air filters can also lead to costly mechanical breakdowns. Keeping your air filters clean is truly the most cost effective way to maintain your expensive HVAC equipment, and a cleaner environment for your family, friends, and co-workers.