Do you continue to use the same standard 1” filter your HVAC system came with, or have you looked into a high-efficiency filter? You likely don’t put too much thought into your HVAC system’s filter, as long as your system is still working. However, the filter is an important part of your system.

Thinking carefully about HVAC maintenance and what filter you choose can benefit you and your Bensalem home in many ways. Below are just three of the biggest benefits of upgrading your HVAC filter. Modern Air Solutions can help you choose the right filter for your home and HVAC system so your family can be healthy and comfortable.

Difference in air filters

Cleaner System

One of the main purposes of a filter is to trap dirt and debris so they don’t get into the main unit of your system. Dirt can wear down the parts of your system, block ventilation, and more. A filter helps prevent this. That is why it is so important to clean or replace your filter regularly. Not doing so can lead to costly repairs.

MERV Ratings

The ability of a filter to trap debris is measured by a MERV Rating. Filters are marked with a number between 1 and 20. The higher the number, the smaller the particles the filter will stop. It’s not always best to simply go for the highest number though. Higher numbers also block more of the air flow and make your HVAC system to work longer to warm or cool your Bensalem home. Filters with a high MERV Rating are typically only used in certain situations, such as hospitals.

The number you should use depends on your family’s needs and what you want out of your HVAC system. The best way to figure out what filter you should get is to talk to a Modern Air Solutions technician.

Cleaner Home

The standard 1” filter that comes with your HVAC system typically only blocks enough debris to keep your HVAC system working properly. If you have noticed more dust and debris in your home and want to help keep your air cleaner, this is another reason to upgrade your filter.

However, there are many other variables that may be contributing to how dusty your home is. If your family tracks in a lot of dirt or if you haven’t had your air ducts cleaned in over 10 years, these factors can also contribute to the problem. Whether you need your air ducts cleaned or want to look into a better HVAC filter, Modern Air Solutions can help.

Improved Efficiency

When it comes to your HVAC system, one of your main concerns is likely efficiency. Better efficiency means lower utility bills and a longer life for your HVAC system. The more conditioned air that makes it into your home, the less time your unit will have to run. The less time your system runs, the less energy it uses. The less energy your HVAC system uses, the more money you save.

The right filter can help ensure that your system runs at maximum efficiency. When your HVAC system runs efficiently and receives proper maintenance from Modern Air Solutions, it will last longer. This gives you more time to save up for a future replacement and helps ensure you get more out of your HVAC investment.

Need Help? Contact Modern Air Solutions Today!

Choosing the right filter can seem complicated. There is a lot to understand, many different kinds, and many brands. If you want to save some time and stress, call on the professionals at Modern Air Solutions. We have the experience and knowledge to help you find the best filter for your HVAC system and family. You can contact us through our website here. You can also call (215) 490-3433.