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Air Filters

Air filters are essential components of your heating and cooling system. They help improve the quality of your home’s air and keep your system performing at peak efficiency. The most common filters are standard disposable cartridges, but advanced filtration systems and air cleaners are also available.

When to change filters

Standard, one-inch disposable air filters should be changed every three months. However, if anyone in your family...
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Why is my house dry?

    Why is my home dry?  Why do I have dry skin in the winter? Our bodies and our homes have comfort levels.  Although they may not be the same we find a balance of temperature and humidity that gives us a comfort level, because it is more than having a warm or cool home, it is about your comfort.  One of our most asked questions is why does the air in my home get so dry...
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Clean indoor Air?

Making indoor air clean for your family. 

 The following is from lennox industries on the subject of indoor air.  Indoor Air Can Be Hazardous to Your Health  Who would think indoor air can be hazardous to your health? Indoor air-- a pollutant? Unfortunately, that is often the case.  Read more

Why does my air conditioner run all day?

Why does my air conditioner run all day?

Most air conditioners are not sized for weeks of near one hundred degree weather.  We size the condensing Units to find a perfect balance in the home for the Season.  An oversized Unit will cool your home very quickly and not have the ability to de humidify and an under size Unit may not cool...

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What is a Filter Merv Rating

What is an efficiency or MERV rating?

Most filters are labeled with a MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) rating number, which measures a filter's ability to trap particles ranging in size from 3.0 microns to 10.0 microns. This number is derived from a test method designed by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and is intended to help people compare filters.

Residential filters commonly have MERV ratings of 1-16. The higher...

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