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What type of filter does my heating and air conditioner need in Sacramento?

The filter in your heating and air system doesn't just protect the equipment it also protect your lungs. What you must understand is whatever makes it past the filter in your system you will end up breathing.

Some homeowners have never changed their filter from the time they have moved in until they have had to have a service call. There are some homeowner who have never even looked to see if they have a filter in their home.

When you do not change your filter you run the risk damaging your heating and air system. Restricted air flow creates extra stress on the fan motor and your compressor.

If you want to get the most out of your heating and air system you will want to change your filter frequently. Some filters are required to be changed every month while others have a longer life span.

What is the best filter to use in Sacramento?

There are different grades of filters you can buy and each type has its own benefits.

Filters use a MERV rating. The higher the rating the higher the grade of filter. You will also see a higher investment in e better quality filter.

The first type of filter will run you about a dollar. This option is slightly better than nothing when it comes to having a filter. You will find these filters have a low Merv rating.

The next option for you is to buy a filter that is less than 10 dollars. These are typically good filters if you want to protect your system and will remove a large amount of dirt, dust and debris from the air.

The last types of filters in the group that are typical for your home are roughly in the $20 – 50 dollar range. These filters not only protect your system, they also filter out more dirt and particulates you would be breathing with a lower quality filter.

The one thing you have to remember is no matter what grade of filter you buy for your furnace your lungs will filter the rest.

If you have not changed your filter the best thing for you to do is to purchase a new one. The next step is to set up a preventive maintenance for your heating and air system. Chances are good that if you have not changed your filter you have not kept up on your maintenance.

What to do if you have not changed your filter

A preventive maintenance allows for your technician to go through you heater or air conditioner and let you know where you stand and what actions that need to be taken to get your system working its best.

Remember, dirt that gets past your filter ends up in your system causing it to work harder. The second problem is that anything that you don't filter from your system you will filter in your lungs.

You literally are breathing all of the dirt and dust that makes it past your filter. If you have allergies or breathing issues you can decrease the risks of breathing issues with frequent changes of your filter.

If your have neglected the changing of your filter one of the best things you can do is have a preventive maintenance performed on your heating and air system. This check take 60-90 minutes. Your maintenance includes a full "tear down" of your system to see what needs attention and what needs cleaning.

Setting up a preventative maintenance is easier than you would think. Call 916-714-1143 and let the representative know you would like to set up a time for your system to be maintained. We would love to help you care for your system and get the most out of it. 

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