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Understanding HVAC Filters: Choosing Ideal Royal Oak Filter

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the basic qualities and factors you should be aware of when it comes to HVAC filters. Responsible for removing contaminants and dust from your air before it circulates into your home, filters require basic care to work properly over time.

At FLAME Heating & Cooling, we’re here to help with a wide range of HVAC services in Royal Oak and surrounding areas, including assistance with every filter-related variable in your system. While much of part one of our series went over the basics on filters and how they work, today’s part two will dig into their specific uses and protection against air contamination, plus a simple cost-benefit analysis for using them.

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HVAC Filters and Air Quality

Working to both clean and protect the air in your home, HVAC filters have a major role in daily life. Your home’s air quality is directly affected by the poor quality of outside air, as well as the amount of dust and debris that gets circulated into your house from everyday activities such as cooking or cleaning.

HVAC filters work to remove the smallest and most dangerous particles found in household contaminants. This process is managed by both capturing and holding particulates through electrostatic forces, as well as physical filters made from fibers, paper and similar materials.

Removal of Allergens

One specific air quality area that deserves its own section here is the way quality HVAC filters limit or prevent allergens in the air. These tiny particles cause a number of different allergic reactions for certain individuals, including asthma.

From pet allergies to pollen, dust and mold spores, being able to control these allergens is one factor that can make a huge difference in your health over the long term. HVAC filters are designed to help you eliminate common allergens from your air before it comes into your home, and by doing so in a timely manner you can reduce the risk of these factors leading to an allergy attack or any related respiratory symptoms.

Cost-Benefit Analysis for HVAC Filters

While our discussion in part one of this two-part blog series went over some of the costs associated with HVAC filters, today we’re going to dive a little deeper into that number. While these are very easy to install and maintain for your system, you will have to pay a small amount out of pocket depending on how long you keep them in place.

Even the most basic filter will cost you just a few dollars, while more sophisticated versions can be as high as $50 or more depending on the brand and medium used. Filters like those, which use charcoal, are especially good at reducing dust and other allergens from entering your home, but they’re also among the most expensive types. While some level of filtration will always be a cost-effective move for your home, you may have to do a little research to determine exactly which level you should shoot for.

For more on HVAC filters and why they’re important, or to learn about any of our HVAC, plumbing or other solutions in Royal Oak, speak to the staff at FLAME Heating & Cooling today.

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