Power Up Your HVAC System to Fight Allergies

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Spring is finally here and the warmer weather will soon arrive. Unfortunately for allergy suffers, the beginning of spring also marks the start of the allergy season. If you or a family member are sensitive to allergens, you don’t have to suffer this year. Fight back against indoor allergens by replacing your old HVAC filters with new, more effective ones

All About HVAC Filters

There are several grades of HVAC filters, and knowing which ones are right for your home’s system is complicated. Typically, HVAC filters come in four different categories based on their ability to capture airborne particles.

  • Flat panel filters are the lowest level HVAC filters available. These type of filters do not generally reduce allergens in the air greatly and mainly serve to protect your home’s furnace. Flat panel filters usually have a MERV rating of four and under.
  • Medium-efficiency filters are one of the most common HVAC filters. These pleated filters are able to remove more particles from the air than a flat panel filter. Medium-efficiency filters have a MERV rating between five and thirteen.
  • High-efficiency filters are even better at removing smaller particles from your home’s air. People with moderate allergies to dust mites and pet dander should consider installing these filters. High-efficiency filters have MERV ratings of fourteen to sixteen.
  • HEPA filters are perfect for the most severe allergy suffers. While expensive to purchase, HEPA filters offer the ultimate when it comes to eliminating allergen’s from your home’s air. They can filter out the smallest allergens from your home’s air. HEPA filters.have a MERV rating of seventeen or higher.

Installing and maintaining air filters in your Bellingham, Massachusetts HVAC is a job you should leave to the professionals. If you live in Bellingham or the surrounding area, contact the air filter experts at Victory Air Conditioning, Heating, and Plumbing by calling (800) 993-4822 for a free quote.

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