Air / Furnace Filter Questions
Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) is a standard that rates the overall effectiveness of air filters. Higher value MERV rating equates to finer filtration, meaning fewer dust particles and other airborne contaminants can pass through the filter.
Some of the common particles that filters are tested for include pollen, dust mites, textile and carpet fibers, mold spores, dust, pet dander, bacteria and tobacco smoke.
1. Extending the life of your HVAC unit. The most common reason a heating and air conditioning system breaks down is because of a dirty filter. As dirt accumulates, air can't pass, or worse, the system overheats. The motor then has to work harder. In a best-case scenario, your unit will need to be repaired. In the worst case, if your unit is older, not replacing filters could put it over the edge and require you to buy a new one. Replacing the filter is an easy way to lengthen the life of your heating system.
2. Keeping energy costs down. When that clogged air filter is working harder, more energy is being used. And when it requires more energy to make your heating and air conditioning to work, it causes your energy bill to skyrocket. The Department of Energy says the average household spends about $2,200 a year on its energy bill. When you constantly change your air filter, you can save from 5 to 15 percent on your utility costs
3. Maintaining healthy air quality. This is particularly important if anyone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma. Dirty air filters worsen the air quality and can exacerbate symptoms. If you have pets, it's even more important because pet dander will accumulate in the system and then spread allergens throughout the household. It's an easy fix to replace your filter and prevent air quality from deteriorating.
4. Keeping your heating and cooling system clean. Dirt clogged up in the filter can lead to polluting the entire HVAC system. That means extra repairs, service and parts that you hadn't budgeted for or were planning on.
5. A clean peace of mind. Replacing your filter is an easy, inexpensive step to take to save money, extend the life of your system and improve your indoor air quality. It also decreases the amount of energy your family uses.
If you live in a suburban home with no pets, change your air filter every 90 days; if you have one pet, change your air filter every 60 days. If you live in a suburban home with multiple pets and/or you are an allergy sufferer, aim to change your air filter ever 30-45 days.
Account Related Questions
We take pride in making sure your deliveries are of the the highest quality filter but things do happen. Simply scroll to the bottom of the page and leave us a message. Please include picture of the damaged filter, and we will send a new one out ASAP along with a confirmation email.
Changing your delivery schedule is very simple. Just scroll to the bottom of the page and leave us a message on what replacement schedule is best for you. A member of our team will send you a confirmation email.
Congratulation on the new move! With all the stress of moving remembering to change the filter is the last thing you need to be thinking about. Simply scroll down to the bottom of the page and leave us a message including your new shipping address and is it the same as the new billing? 2) What size is your new filter? 3) What date do you want to begin receiving your replacement filters?