A little confused about a/c filters

I’ve been looking into how often I should replace the air filters in our heating system and air conditioner.

  • I’ve also read up on the weird types of filters, hoping to invest in the best choice for superior energy efficiency and indoor air conditions.

While I’ve earned a lot of comprehension, I’ve also gotten infuriated with the lack of definite answers. There are websites and blogs that request changing filters every week, while others say every more than five weeks is fine. I recognize that if I have pets in the house, filters should be replaced more often. I have a miniature poodle, however he doesn’t shed actually much. I’m not sure if he qualifies as a reason to switch out filters more frequently. I used to recognize that the air filter in the heating system and air conditioner was designed to improve the cleanliness and health of the living space. I was wrong. The filter protects the inner workings of theh heating and cooling component from contamination. It traps dust, dander, pollen and other particles that would otherwise get inside and buildup on components. This accumulation gradually restricts airflow and makes it more tough for moving parts to do their job. The proposal then needs to run more often and longer. It struggles to meet the temperature control setting and experiences greater wear and tear. Efficiency suffers and there’s an increased risk of malfunction! Plus, the proposal can distribute these pollutants into the breathing air which causes a health risk. This made me recognize that I wanted to buy the actually best filters on the market. Filters have MERV ratings. The higher the rating, the smaller the holes and the more debris gets trapped. Initially, I assumed that a higher MERV rating was better. However, the smaller holes means that the filter becomes clogged more quickly and requires replacement more often.
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