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How to Choose the Best Quality Heating System Air Filter

A new heating system air filter helps to make sure your heating equipment is operating at its maximum level of efficiency. During the time that your furnace or heat pump is in use, its filter will need to be changed every 30 to 60 days.

If you have a heat pump, its filter should be changed all year long at intervals of one to two months. Choosing the right type of filter is an important part of proper heating system maintenance.

Be sure to use a good quality heating system air filter for your home's system.

Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value

The minimum efficiency reporting value (MERV) is a rating of how efficiently an air filter removes airborne particulates. The higher the MERV rating, the better the job the filter will do at cleaning the air. Filters with higher MERV values are pricier than those with lower MERV ratings, but they can also help to keep your heating system cleaner and your home’s air purer.

High Efficiency Particulate Air Filters

A high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter is able to remove tiny particles from the air before the air reaches your home’s living spaces. A HEPA filter can even remove bacteria and viruses as well as pollen and other small contaminants.

If you have allergies or asthma, a HEPA filter is a good choice for use in your home’s heating equipment. HEPA filters can also help to keep your home healthier during the flu season.

Manufacturer and Professional Recommendations

Some furnaces and heat pumps require that specific types of filters be used in order to maintain the product’s warranty. Your furnace or heat pump owner’s manual will also explain what size of heating system air filter the equipment needs.

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You can also consult a furnace or heat pump technician about which types of filters perform the best in your type of equipment. You can also have these filters installed with help from our professionals. Through us, you can ensure that your heating system remains functional and efficient year round.

Don’t damage your Myrtle Beach heating system by neglecting the filters. It’s the cheapest thing you can do to prolong the life of your system. Call Brown and Reaves Services today at 843-497-9867, or fill out our short form to schedule a service call to make sure your Myrtle Beach heating system is running efficiently all through the winter months.

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