Your filter, though the least expensive and simplest part of your Culpeper, VA, HVAC system, plays a huge role in how well your furnace functions. Cheap filters get the job done, but that’s about it. This article discusses three reasons it’s best not to go cheap when it comes to choosing a filter for your furnace.

Protected HVAC System

Proper airflow keeps your HVAC system from going into overtime to maintain the temperature of your home. A good filter will catch a lot of tiny particles before becoming clogged and dampening system performance. This steady state of working easily will keep parts from wearing out early and causing frequent heating repairs, as well as prolong the life of your furnace and HVAC system in general.

Lower Energy Costs

Reduced airflow in your HVAC system is the number one cause of heating and cooling inefficiency and high energy bills. A good-quality furnace filter, changed once monthly during periods of heavy furnace usage, keeps airflow constant and stable. This will lower your overall energy costs without taking a ton of time or thought from your schedule.

Better Indoor Air Quality

The filter on your furnace does a great job at purifying your air of harmful particles of dust, dander and other environmental hazards, but not every filter is of the same quality. Cheap filters don’t provide a lot of protection when it comes to allergens. Purchasing a filter with a MERV rating of at least 4 will help you keep your air free of particulates.

We’re proud to serve the residents of Culpeper and the surrounding areas. If you need help with finding the right furnace for you or any other HVAC maintenance work, give us a call at Duct-Rite Mechanical. Our staff will be sure to help answer any questions you may have and steer you in the right direction!

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