If you hire a commercial HVAC West Branch MI service provider to take the grill off an HVAC system’s main return air duct, a square, flat screen covered with debris and dust would show up. If the screen was replaced quite long back, the dust build up would likely be substantial. In case you don’t know, these HVAC filters must be regularly changed. Leaving them unchanged for long could cause asthma, allergies, respiratory diseases, etc. to people who breathe the air coming through the filter. Such clogged filters also hamper HVAC performance.
Change your HVAC air filter right away if you haven’t done that for months. The process isn’t difficult and new filters aren’t expensive either. The actual prices may vary depending on the kind of filter you require – branded filters could cost more. But the additional investment would be worthwhile, as such filters would last longer and perform much better.
The following are some popular filter choices:
- Fiberglass panel filters: Probably the most inexpensive filters, these filters trap bigger particles and can get clogged so quickly they cannot be used for more than two months.
- Electrostatic filters: These filters aren’t the most efficient, which explains why they rarely clog or don’t block much of the air flow. These filters can be replaced, but also reused after cleaning.
- Media filters: Not the most recognized, this filter type is usually preferred by HVAC professionals. And quite understandably, it’s the most expensive variant around.
- Pleated filters: These filters strike a balance between efficiency and cost. They are pretty much like media filters, but require changing often.
If you’d like to know more about your air filters, contact a commercial HVAC West Branch MI service provider such as Wise Heating and Cooling Inc. to learn everything there’s to such filters – types, pros and cons, etc.