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How Does Your Furnace Filter Impact Your Home’s Air Quality?

The air circulating through your home’s heating and air conditioning system can carry dust, pollen, dander, and other airborne particles. A quality air filter acts as the first line of defense, trapping many of these contaminants so you and your family can breathe easier.

Higher MERV rated air filters capture even smaller particulates like bacteria, mold spores, and smoke to significantly improve your indoor air quality. Allergies, asthma, and respiratory issues can all be aggravated by poor air quality, which a furnace filter helps avoid. Given the amount of time people spend indoors, maintaining good indoor air quality is crucial for health and comfort. AC air filters remove particulate matter like dust mites, pet dander, mold spores, and smoke particles that can trigger respiratory symptoms. Higher MERV rated air filters are proven to capture smaller microscopic particles and provide even better air cleaning.

Particle filtration helps remove odors, prevent mold and mildew growth, and limits the spread of airborne illnesses. Regularly replacing filters optimizes this air cleaning to reduce concentrations of pollutants recirculating through the home.

Does Logan Services Sell Furnace Filters?

Yes! Logan Services does sell furnace filters for your HVAC system. We are able to provide an assortment of sizes for standard 1″ furnace filters.

Standard Furnace Filter Sizes: 16x20x1, 16x25x1, 20x20x1, and 20x25x1

*Experts recommend that you check/replace our standard filter monthly.

In addition to standard filters, we can provide filters for customers with the Perfect Air Plus Systems, which is our whole-house polarized-media electronic air cleaner. We provide a variety of filter replacement sizes for your Perfect Air Plus equipment.

Perfect Air Plus Filter Sizes14x2014x2516x2016x2520x20, and 20x25

*The Perfect Air Plus filter pads should be checked/replaced every 3 months.

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What Factors Should You Consider When Choosing a Furnace Filter?

  1. Find the proper replacement air filter dimensions. Some standard air filter dimensions include 16x20x1 or 20x25x1 inches, but consult your manufacturer or technician for the proper air filter size to optimize your unit.
  2. Determine the type of air filter you have. Standard air filters provide basic particle filtration, while advanced AC filters like our Perfect Air Plus capture smaller particulates.  
  3. Evaluate the MERV rating of the replacement air filter from 1-16. This scale indicates efficiency at trapping airborne contaminants. A higher MERV rating can mean better filtration, but that the selected air filter might restrict airflow.
  4. Our experts can help determine the ideal air filter that balances your home’s HVAC system’s air quality and energy efficiency needs.

What is a MERV rating?

MERV stands for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. The minimum efficiency reporting value is the measurement scale used to rate an air filter’s ability to trap different types and sizes of airborne particles. MERV ratings range from 1-16, with higher values indicating a more efficient filter that can capture smaller particulates.

Standard air filters for homes typically range from MERV 5-8, while True HEPA filters used in hospitals and cleanrooms can have MERV ratings as high as 16. The Perfect Air Plus filter has a MERV rating of 15, making it one of the most effective residential filters available for whole-home air cleaning.

Standard air filters ranging in MERV 5-8 can filter out pollen, dust mites, and carpet fibers. While suitable for basic particle filtration, filters with these MERV ratings can allow smaller contaminants like mold spores, bacteria, and smoke particles to pass through.

For improved air cleaning, MERV ratings from 9-12 are recommended. AC filters in this range can remove very small particulates, including mold spores, hair spray, lead dust, and pet dander. When selecting a furnace filter, the MERV rating helps guide what size particulates will be removed from your home’s air. Filters with higher MERV values trap finer particulate matter but can also restrict airflow if incompatible with your furnace system. Expert guidance can help identify the best MERV rated air filters to improve your air quality with minimal impact on energy efficiency.

How Do Furnace Filters Contribute to Energy Efficiency?

  • A clean, unobstructed air filter allows proper airflow, which reduces strain on the system.
  • Ensures heating and cooling equipment operates at peak performance without overworking to draw air through clogged filters.  
  • Over time, excessively dirty or clogged air filters create airflow resistance, forcing the AC system to labor harder in distributing air through ducts and vents.
  • The harder the system works, the more energy is consumed, diminishing filter efficiency and hiking utility bills.
  • Regularly replacing filters is one of the easiest ways to maximize HVAC energy savings and control costs.
  • Though new filters are inexpensive compared to wasted energy from neglecting them, proper maintenance significantly extends system life while minimizing energy waste.
  • The small effort of replacing air filters optimizes energy efficiency, reduces costs, and promotes environmental responsibility.

How Regularly Changing Your Furnace Filter Can Save Energy

Routine filter replacements, typically every 1-3 months for standard filters, allow proper airflow so your HVAC doesn’t have to work as hard. This improved energy efficiency translates to lower monthly bills. Regularly changing air filters on schedule is an easy way to maximize your AC system’s performance.

Failing to change filters regularly creates unnecessary strain on your heating and cooling system. As air filters become clogged, the blower motors must work much harder to pull air through the resistant air filter material. This increases energy consumption significantly. Over the course of a year, the cost of this wasted energy adds up. Investments in regular air filter replacements more than pay for themselves through these energy savings. Maintaining clean AC filters ensures your furnace operates at peak efficiency to lower energy bills. It’s an easy and cost-effective way to reduce your environmental impact as well by avoiding wasteful energy usage. Making air filter changes a consistent habit is a simple step for optimizing energy savings.

What Is The Pricing On Filters?

Standard Filter Pricing:

We stock an assortment of standard filters in our HVAC warehouse. Our pricing for each standard filter is approximately $10. For pricing and availability of your desired furnace filter size, call our office to speak with a customer service representative today.

Perfect Air Plus Filter Replacement Pricing:

Perfect Air Plus filter pricing is $139 for a 4-pack, which is a year supply for your home. If you are a maintenance plan member, you will enjoy a discounted price of $125 for a 4-pack of Perfect Air Plus filters. When purchasing the Perfect Air Plus filters, we discourage buying for other stores or websites. This is because there are slight differences in those filters that allow the Perfect Air Plus system to work to its full potential intended.

While you may consider purchasing your replacement filters through other retailers, we highly recommend getting your Perfect Air Plus replacement filters through Logan Services, as we are able to provide you with the appropriate equipment for this specific product.

When buying your HVAC filters, there are some basic details to keep in mind or your heating and cooling system. You should consider both the size of the furnace filter, as well as the type needed (standard vs advanced). If you have questions about which furnace filter you require in your HVAC system, give our friendly team a call; we will be happy to help.

Interested in upgrading your standard filter to the Perfect Air Plus? The Perfect Air Plus can be easily installed directly into the 1′ filter rack (s) in the existing heating and cooling system. It’s electronically enhanced media combines elements of both electronic and media air cleaners. Particles are electrical charged (polarized) and then collected in the high-efficiency media. Request more information about the Perfect Air Plus here.

If you’re in need of an HVAC filter replacement, we can help you get the appropriate type of filter for your system. We have the option to ship furnace filters right to your home ($20 shipping fee), or our other option is that you can come to your local Logan Services office location in DaytonColumbus, or Cincinnati, and we can coordinate a pickup. Visit our Online Filter Store here.

If you have any additional questions about furnace filter replacement, call our team at (800) 564-2611 today.

The Logan Difference

Logan Services is a family-owned and operated business priding ourselves on delivering quality HVAC services and installations with a personalized touch. Our installation technicians undergo comprehensive training to guarantee they have the specialized expertise to service your system. When they arrive, our team is prepared with all the necessary parts to complete the job promptly.

Clear communication is central throughout every installation. Our team reviews every installation and walks customers through each new or updated system to confirm it operates properly before we leave. As a local, family-run business, we support our customers like they are our neighbors.

When you choose services from Logan Services, you can expect knowledgeable expertise, open communication, and a customer-focused approach on every installation and service call. Contact us today to experience the Logan difference!

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