What Filter is Right for Me?

The one thing that most homeowners know about their heating and air conditioning system is that they should change the filter. Some filters are designed to protect the HVAC equipment in your home while others are meant to protect the equipment AND your health. But what are the options available to you, the homeowner? Let’s first consider what you are hoping to accomplish with you air filtration system.

Are you looking to simply protect the furnace and air conditioner (or air handler/heat pump) and maybe prolong the life of your system?

Is the inconvenience of having to go to the store, figure out what size filter you need and then remembering to install the filter your main concern?

Are you looking to improve the quality of the air you breathe within your own home?

As your local heating and air conditioning professional, we have the answers to all of these questions.

If prolonging the life of your heating and air conditioning system is important and the most cost effective options are what you are leaning towards, then you should consider a simple disposable filter. We provide these filters to our Filter Club members and they can be found at most hardware or big box stores. You will typically find these with blue fiberglass or white pleated filtration. These are very cost effective and will do a good job of catching “hippos and basketballs.” The disposable filters are meant to protect your heating and ac system…nothing more.

Something that we hear many times from both our Comfort Club members and non-members is that they simply forget to change their filters. When you actually do remember to change them, you do not have any filters at your home. Being your local heating and air conditioning expert, we try and stock most common sized filters, but we can’t have them all.

To help, we offer the Fantastic Filter program which delivers a year supply of high-quality filters directly to your front door. These filters are designed to catch particles in the air versus the “hippos and basketballs” caught by the 30-day filters. A Fantastic Filter will provide you and your home with nearly hospital-quality air. An email is sent to you every quarter reminding you to change the filter so the hassle of having to remember when to change the filter is eliminated. The best part is the Fantastic Filter program renews automatically each year so you never have to worry about forgetting to change your filter again.

If you are looking for better Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), then there is a filtration option for you as well. If you can picture harmful particles in the air being electrocuted to prevent them from harming you and your home again, this is similar to what the MicroPower Guard filter would do. These electro charged filters not only helps to protect your heating and air conditioning system, but it will also provide you and your home with clean, fresh, and healthy air.

Who would have thought there would be so many choices when it comes to your heating and air conditioning filtration system? In the end, the experts at One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning are here to help you. Call (757) 868-7600 or send us a message through our online form if you have any questions.

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