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Common Types Of Air Filters For Your Home

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Is it time to change your central air conditioning filter again? Although it may sound intimidating, this routine task doesn’t have to be very difficult. As long as you know about the different types of air filters and what is required for their upkeep, you should be fine. The important things to look for in an air conditioning filter is how efficient they are and how much dust they can stop, because the last thing you need is excessive dust in your home.

If you suffer from asthma or allergies, or if you just want the air inside your home to be clean, your first instinct may be to investigate buying an air purifier. Since many air purifiers require replacement filters multiple times a year, thinking about how this appliance might fit into the equation should also be a part of your decision about how to clean the air circulating inside of your home. Although you may find it most cost-effective, especially in the beginning, to buy an air purifier that uses cheaper air filters, you may want to rethink your decision.

Although different types of air filters are most commonly associated with air purifiers, the most efficient way to improve your indoor air quality is through maintaining your air conditioner. If you are noticing that your air conditioner isn’t producing the results it used to, you may want to have it checked out by an experienced technician. The first thing a professional will do is to take a quick look at your filter. In most cases, these important parts may need to be cleaned or replaced.

One of the best places to buy a replacement air filter from is the same place that you bought your air conditioner, especially if you bought your unit within the past couple of years. Most of the stores that sell air conditioners and other systems that require the use of filters, like air purifiers, also sell the replacement filters as well.

High-End Air Filters

Although we all want to save money when shopping, remember that you get what you pay for. Although high-end air filters do cost more money, in many cases they will be more than worth it. If you suffer from asthma or allergies, live near construction, or are located in a windy or dusty area, you will benefit from a higher-quality filter.

Washable Air Filters

Another option to consider is a washable air filter. The greatest benefit of buying washable air filters is that they can save you a considerable amount of money over time. Depend on the brand and its instructions, you may also save time with a washable filter, because most of these air filters are easy to clean. Some just need to be wiped with a damp cloth. Others can be sprayed with a garden hose or the small hoses that are found by most kitchen sinks. Most of the time that comes from using a washable air filter is the time that a filter needs to dry.

ABC Can Help Keep Your Home Comfortable

While you may be turned off by the cost of high-end home air filters and air purifiers, you shouldn’t be. You should actually look at your purchase as an investment, as you have the ability to save yourself money over time. You also shouldn’t let the health benefits escape you either. As previously stated, high-end air purifiers and air filters can help those that suffer from allergies and asthma and can also help reduce respiratory infections in otherwise healthy people. If your air conditioning system isn’t working as it should, ABC Home & Commercial Services can help. Our skilled technicians can provide you with routine maintenance, perform seasonal tune-ups, provide you with honest advice on whether it’s time to invest in a new unit and even recommend energy improvements. With ABC’s help, you won’t have to worry about high utility bills or your indoor spaces being either too hot or too cold for your liking.

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