Shopping online saves time and money. No traffic, lines, or crowds. Just search for the best deal, buy it, and then check the mail for your item. Sounds nice, doesn’t it? Well, 1st Home & Commercial Services is now offering you online air filter purchasing with free shipping! How exciting is that? Now let me point out some of the benefits, other than the ones listed above, about saving time and money before you click the link to purchase your filters online.
Dirt and neglect are the #1 causes of heating and cooling system failure
Energy Star says, “Dirt and neglect are the #1 causes of heating and cooling system failure.” Have you been meaning to check the old AC filter and just keep forgetting? It might be time to make it a priority. Did you know that dirty air filters restrict the airflow into your HVAC system and put strain on the components? The dirty air filters also make the fan motor work harder, increasing your energy bill. A clean air filter will easily save you 5-15 % on your energy bill.
Simply changing your air filter on a regular basis will help improve the air quality in your home and help prevent costly repairs. It is recommended to change your filter at least every 3 months. If you own pets, live in a high dust area, or an area known for allergies (Austin/Central Texas) it is important to change the filter more often since it will be working harder to trap these pollutants. We recommend checking the filter monthly to see if it needs changed.
Make sure to select a filter that is right for your HVAC system. The highest rated filter may not be the best one for your system. Our online purchasing feature includes a tool to help you select the filter that is correct for your system.
Wondering what a MERV rating is? MERV stands for minimum efficiency rating value. 1 is lowest and 16 is the highest rating. The rating tells how well a filter captures and holds dirt and dust of specified size ranges.
If you have questions about the MERV rating and what is best for your needs, please call and we will be happy to assist with your filter selection. Selecting the best filter helps to increase the performance and longevity of your HVAC system.
Try our new service today! Have your next high quality air filter delivered right to your door and rest assured that purchasing from us is more cost efficient than most major hardware stores and general stores. Ensure that your HVAC system is running at peak performance by changing your filter regularly. Need help installing your air filter? 1st Home & Commercial Services will be happy to set up regular service to assist with this very important HVAC maintenance task.