Keeping your AC filters happy helps to keep your lungs happy as well. Call for Allentown AC filters & filter replacement services at (610) 770-1007. Click here to see some of our online specials and coupons.
AC and furnace filters protect your blower fan (and your entire home) from allergens and other particulates that the return duct pulls into your home. We can help you choose and install the best filters that will also remove dust, hair, and most other contaminants.
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A dirty air filter, improper refrigerant charge and obstructed air flow are the main reasons for inefficient AC operation. If your air conditioning blower is on but you are getting very little airflow, you may have a dirty air filter. A refrigerant charge that is not calibrated to your system can cause your air conditioner to overwork, or fail to cool your home at all. Airflow that is obstructed can be a real problem too.
If your air conditioning filter is not getting dirty at all, cool air is most probably being lost into your ductwork. We can isolate and remedy any faults in your duct work and fix any gaps that may be causing problems.
Furnace filters are rated by using the minimum efficiency reporting value (MERV). MERV ratings range from 1 to 16. The higher the MERV rating, the more particulates the filter can remove. It is tempting to pick the highest MERV rated filter available, but be sure to check with your Meisner HVAC specialist first. Very high MERV rated filters are only suitable for large AC systems. Check in with us to ensure you are not causing your motor undue strain.
Disposable Pleated Filters
The most common filters on the market today are constructed from paper and polyester. These filters range in price from $3 to $45 and are reasonably good at keeping out most household particulates. They are, however, only mildly effective at repelling allergen-causing materials and need to be replaced approximately every 3 months.
Permanent Reusable Filters
Permanent filters are constructed with either a rigid aluminum or plastic frame, are washable, and can be vacuumed. Permanent filters do cost more but they last up to five years if maintained properly. Permanent filters have MERV ratings ranging from 11 to 16 and they are significantly more environmentally friendly than disposable filters.
Electrostatic filters self-charge as air passes through them and use static electricity to attract tiny particles. Electrostatic long-lasting filters require less frequent replacing than disposable filters and particles are held by the static charge until released by washing. Check with your Allentown AC specialist to see if this kind of filter is right for you.
Call Meisner Services today at (610) 770-1007 to see how we can assist you with any AC filter questions you may have. Our local experts provide fast turnarounds in Allentown, PA and surrounding areas.