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One of the easiest home maintenance items yet it is the most overlooked cost savings maintenance.
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Why is changing filters on my HVAC units important

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Filters protect HVAC units from dirt that will coat coils and other parts inside the units. A proper filter change program will go a long way to ensuring that coils transfer heat efficiently allowing the HVAC unit to use less energy and keep other components such as compressors from failing.

What are the different types of filters?

  • Pad and frame type: this is the most economical filter for long term savings. The cost of these filters is @1/3 of the pleated. There is a one-time start up cost to purchase the frame with pay back of 4-6 filter changes.
  • Throw away cardboard frame type filters. These filters are generally the least effective and are the most economical if you do not want to purchase a frame for a pad type filter.
  • Pleated filters are the most efficient and are considered to be the best type of filter for collecting dust. The cost is very high compared to the other two types.
There are a wide variety of filters available these three are the most common. Consider the environment factors, how often you want the filters to be changed and the quality of air you need in your facility.
  • Are there construction, road traffic, and bus stops in the area?
  • Is there a need to have a very clean airflow, E.G. labs, paint booths etc?
  • Is there a lot of smoke from industrial applications?
Some filters such as cardboard framed are not suitable for other applications such as MUA or ex vents. Pleated filters will clog up 4-6 times faster than the other types so expect to have more frequent filter changes with a higher cost, but cleaner air. You can get treated pad type filters which can collect finer dust particles for a nominal increase in cost but will require more frequent changes. Please contact us to find out if the filters you are using are the best for your application. Call 417-883-5015.

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Are you looking for an HVAC contractor? An HVAC contractor who can service your heating and air conditioning equipment?  HVAC Contractors can install air conditioning and heating systems into residential homes and light commercial buildings. Are you looking for a contractor in Southwest Missouri? Someone who can service your resident or light commercial building in Springfield, Nixa, Ozark, Republic and surrounding areas? First Service Heating and Air Condition can help. First Service can provide mechanics to service your central heating unit or to install a cooling system into your home. Our staff can recommend a system so that your home or office is properly vented and getting enough clean air through the vents and HVAC unit. You will find there are many different sizes of pumps, ducts, furnaces, and heaters available. You can also decide if you want to use gas, propane, or oil. If your air conditioning or heating unit is having problems, First Service Heating and Air Condition may find that you need a replacement pump system or it may just be an error in the thermostat.  First Service Heating and Air Condition have the proper training necessary to take on this type of work. Maintaining the proper temperature in a home can be a challenge when it comes to controlling where the air goes. Proper duct placement and efficient vents are needed in rooms throughout the home. Coil heating systems will have benefits when compared to electric heaters.  First Service Heating and Air Condition will be able to install industrial sized air conditioning units in light commercial properties as well as gas, propane, or oil units for residential homes. Call 417-883-5015 for details.