When you need an air filter for your furnace in Woodbury, MN, call Airtech. We stock many brands & sizes of furnace filters. We can deliver and install the right filter for your furnace.
Choosing an air filter filter to buy for your furnace depends on how much you want to spend, what you’re trying to filter, and how consistent you are about changing the filter.
The minimum efficiency reporting value (MERV) scale goes from 1 to 16. Most residential filters range from 4 to 12. Furnace manufacturers prefer the standard spun fiberglass filters (MERV 2) because they filter out enough of the large particles to protect the furnace while providing maximum airflow. Maintaining the furnace manufacturer’s specified airflow is critical to achieving energy efficiency and maximum life from the blower motor and heat exchanger. An inexpensive MERV 4 filter captures 80 percent of the particles 50 microns and larger, but only 25 percent of the particles in the 3 to 10 micron range.
For most homeowners, a more expensive MERV 7 or 8 pleated filter provides a good balance between cost and filtration efficiency. These filters trap 80 to 95 percent of the particles 5 microns and larger – more than enough filtration for most homes.
Furnace efficiency is one thing. But if have family members with allergies or low-immunity issues, spend more on a high-efficiency (MERV 11 and higher) filter. Then just make sure you change the filter as recommended to protect your furnace.
High-efficiency filters capture 99 percent of airborne particles as small as 0.3 microns (bacteria and viruses, fumes and pollen). You’ll need to run your furnace fan full time to get the maximum benefit from a high-efficiency filter, and that will cost more. Figure the extra cost into your decision.
Finally, never switch from a fiberglass filter to a high-efficiency filter without first talking to your HVAC technician at Airtech. An Airtech technician can boost fan speed to compensate for the reduced airflow. Even then, you still have to remember to replace the filter regularly. A clogged filter can burn out the blower motor, damage the heat exchanger and cost you hundreds of dollars in wasted energy.
Contact Airtech for all of your furnace filter needs in Woodbury, Twin Cities, Minneapolis, St. Paul & surrounding areas.
Many people would be surprised to know that their furnace filter Woodbury products can cause a fire in their home if they don’t get changed out regularly. Why is that you ask? Well a furnace filter is used to filter the air as it goes through your air ducts and if it gets too clogged up your furnace will over heat. Then the next question most will have is how often should i be changing my furnace filter Woodbury products? And that is where it gets tricky. There are many types of filters out there they all have different recommended for when they should be changed. On average for your standard furnace filter Woodbury product you should change it every 4 months.
Because you don’t know exactly when to change a furnace filter Woodbury product at your home this is what Airtech technicians would recommend. First check your furnace filter Woodbury product after it’s been installed for one month. If the furnace has debris in the filter you should put a new filter in, if the furnace filter Woodbury product looks clean you can put it back in. Then wait one month and check it again. If it’s still clean after 4 months change the filter for a new one anyways.
When it comes to furnace filter Woodbury products you really get what you pay for. There are many different types of furnace filters out there standard filters are on the really cheap end but those should be changed more often and are not doing as much filtering as some of the other ones are. There are specific furnace filter Woodbury products and other indoor air quality products designed for specific issues such as people with allergies to pet dander, pollen, and dust, respiratory diseases, smoking, and young children in the home. Adding a special filter for these conditions can make someones day a little easier. On the other hand, these special furnace filter Woodbury products are thicker therefore they clog up faster, which means they need to be changed more often or it could lead to greater furnace damages.
Are you moving into a new home where you know nothing about the furnace or the furnace filter Woodbury products? Don’t worry, Airtech can come and give you a tutorial on how to use the furnace and how to change the indoor air quality product that you decide to invest in. Whatever you choose, addressing, your home’s air is important to your family’s health and safety.