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How to Choose the Best Furnace Filter in Douglasville, GA

Is a Heat Pump or Furnace Ideal for Your Home?

When temperatures dip below freezing in Douglasville, GA, a well-functioning furnace provides the kind of whole-comfort families love. Upgrading your furnace filter helps ensure you always come home to a warm and welcoming environment. Learn what makes furnace filters critical to your comfort and how to select the ideal product for your heating system.

Why Do Furnaces Have Filters?

Sifting out contaminants from the air — that’s what most people consider the role of the flat-panel filters that come with most furnaces. In fact, their primary purpose is to prevent dust and other debris from settling on and damaging critical components. It’s an important job. An accumulation of dirt and grime impairs the heating process, forcing the furnace to run for longer cycles to keep everyone comfortable. Keeping your furnace filter clean improves system efficiency and safeguards your budget against unexpected repairs and replacements.

Indoor Air Quality Considerations

Did you know that the air inside most homes in Georgia is more polluted than the air outside? That’s particularly true during the winter when it’s too cold to throw open the windows. Switching to a furnace filter with a higher MERV rating helps keep airborne contaminants from circulating through your heating system. The Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) rating system tests how well furnace filters prevent debris from passing through them. The greater the MERV number, the more efficient the filter.

Whole-Home Filtration Systems

Designed to work within the ductwork of HVAC systems, whole-house filters offer a highly effective barrier against indoor air pollution. The Solaris® Media Air Cleaner Cabinet is a prime example. Available with 11 to 13 MERV ratings, these pleated filters capture contaminants without impairing airflow.

At Merrell & Associates, we’re proud to install Solaris® filtration products for our customers in and around the local area. We’re the HVAC company you can trust for indoor air quality services that let you breathe cleaner, healthier air. Call us today for more information!

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