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The Role of the Air Filter

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As a resident of Michigan, you are all too familiar with summer heat and winter cold. The temperature swings here can get quite extreme, and it can be hard for your heating and cooling system to keep up with demand.

That is why it is so important to have the HVAC system on your Michigan home inspected and optimized on an annual basis. That annual checkup is the best way to keep your heating and cooling system running at peak efficiency, and that in turn can reduce your energy bills all year long.

It may be a small piece of the system, but the air filter is key to the comfort of your home and the efficiency of your HVAC system. You may not pay much attention to the air filters that make your HVAC system work, but maybe you should.

You probably change the air filters in your HVAC system at the recommended replacement intervals, but how much do you know about what they do? Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about HVAC air filters.

No. Some air filters are better than others, and it is important to choose top quality air filters for your HVAC system. A substandard air filter may not trap all the dirt, and that could lead to damage – damage that will be expensive to fix.

The replacement interval for HVAC air filters will vary depending on a number of factors. Those factors include the size of the system, how heavily the system is used and the manufacturing of the HVAC unit.

In general, you should replace the air filters in your HVAC system every one to three months. If you are unsure about the replacement interval, just check with your HVAC technician for specific recommendations.

The air filters inside your HVAC system have an important job to do. Those filters clean the air coming into the system, protecting the unit from dust, debris and other contaminants.

As the filters get older and dirtier, they lose their ability to filter out additional impurities. That means the dirty air coming into the system could reach the central HVAC unit, possibly resulting in damage. By changing the filters at the recommended intervals, you maintain their capabilities, protecting the HVAC system and possibly preventing a major breakdown.

The filters in your HVAC system have an important job to do, and you need to help them do it. As a Michigan resident, you rely on your heating and cooling system, and you need to take good care of the filters that make it all happen.


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HVAC emergencies can happen on nights, weekends, and holidays, so our phones are always open to take calls!

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

The Vredevoogd team is dedicated to a promise of 100% client satisfaction with every service we perform.

Background-Checked Technicians

Our employees are background-checked, ensuring you have peace of mind when they enter your home.

Free Estimates

You can expect free, honest, and accurate estimates on replacements and financing options to make fully informed HVAC or plumbing decisions for your home.

Financing Available

We offer various financing options to make our services affordable and accessible for Michigan homeowners.

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With an A+ BBB rating, Vredevoogd continues to build trust between our company and customers.

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