Is It Okay to Use A Cheap HVAC Air Filter?

Is It Okay to Use A Cheap HVAC Air Filter?

There is an old saying that says "something is worth what someone is will to pay for it." While this may be true to a point, it doesn't mean that you should pay too much for or too little for something. This is true for cars, houses, light bulbs, and the air filter you use in your HVAC system. Generally, the more expensive something is, the better the quality is. Like anything else, you want the best quality air filter for your home's HVAC system.

A quality HVAC air filter means cleaner air


Much like the oil filter in your car, the air filter in your HVAC system has one specific and very important job. An HVAC's air filter removes dust allergens, mold spores, and other contaminants from the air within your home. The better the quality of the air filter means the air that you and your family breathe will be cleaner and healthier.

Increase the life your HVAC system


It may seem like a nonessential or small part of your HVAC system, but the air filter is crucial to the longevity of your HVAC system. The air filter also filters out fine dust and particles that can build up on your furnace’s heat exchangers and cooling coils. A cheap filter won't filter out these particles as well as a quality filter would. The buildup of dust and dirt can degrade the performance of your HVAC system and eventually lead to serious repair cost.

Lower energy bills


A clean filter means a cleaner HVAC system. A system that is free of excess dust and debris will operate efficiently which translates to lower energy bills.

Choosing the right air filter


With so many brands and types of filters to choose from, finding the right filter for your HVAC system may seem a little daunting. Check with the manufacturer for the correct type, size, and rating of the best filter for your system.

If you're having trouble finding the right HVAC air filter, Rusk Heating & Cooling can help you find the best filter for your HVAC system and have your system running smoothly and efficiently.

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