You probably know your furnace has a filter, and you probably also know it needs changing now and then. But what else do you know about it? The fact is, your furnace filter (which is the same as the air conditioner or air filter) is a key component of the HVAC system for keeping you comfortable and in good health, as well as ensuring the system runs properly, all winter long.
Fort Wayne's continental climate means we keep our windows closed most of the year to control our indoor temperatures. In today's airtight homes, that habit can make it harder to maintain high indoor air quality. One of the easiest ways to counteract this problem is by choosing a better air filter.
Home air quality is a big issue among homeowners. For people with allergies, having clean air in the home is even more important. Putting an effective air filtering system to work in your home – either as part of a dedicated air cleaner or high-efficiency HVAC filter – can pull irritants out of indoor air and help to reduce symptoms suffered from fall allergies.
With indoor air pollution listed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as one of today's top five environmental health risks, this is a problem that homeowners should not ignore. Air filters for your cooling and heating systems are a popular solution but not all air filters are created equal. What should you look for in an air filter, and how can it boost air quality in your home?