Choosing the right filter is a very important part of maintaining your condo's HVAC (Fan coil or Heat pump) system. With so many options available, it can be difficult to know which filter will provide the best results for your unit. In this guide, we'll discuss the different types of filters available and help you determine which one is the best fit for your condo HVAC.
The most common type of filter is a basic filter or one that is rated MERV 1. These filters are made of loosely spun polyester and are relatively inexpensive. They're typically used in older HVAC systems that can’t handle higher efficiency filters as they will burn out the blower motors. These basic filters don't produce high levels of filtration and are only good at capturing larger particles like dust, lint, hair, and dead bugs.
Pleated filters for condo HVAC units start at MERV 5 efficiency and go up to MERV 13. These are a big step up from the basic MERV 1 filters. These filters are made of tightly spun polyester and are designed to trap smaller particles like pet dander and pollen in the MERV 5 to 10 models. They are even able to trap viruses and bacteria in the MERV 11 - 13 models. Pleated filters are a great choice for those who suffer from allergies or asthma or just want cleaner indoor air to breathe in their condo.
Activated Carbon Filters:
Activated carbon filters are designed to remove odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the air. They're often used in conjunction with a basic MERV 1 filter and they're a good choice for those who live in areas with high levels of air pollution.
When choosing a filter for your condo HVAC system, consider your budget, your health needs, the age of your HVAC unit, and the level of filtration required for your home. If you're unsure which filter to choose, contact GTS Services for expert advice.
Seasonal maintenance and filter replacement are also important to consider when maintaining your condo's HVAC system. At GTS Services, we offer seasonal condo HVAC maintenance to ensure that your system is working efficiently and effectively. Included in the seasonal service for fan coils is a thorough cleaning of the drain pan and drain hose to ensure no summer floods!
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Breathe Easy: The Benefits of Changing Your HVAC Filters Regularly
Changing your HVAC air filter every three months the manufacturer suggests has numerous benefits beyond just filtering out air particles. It is a critical aspect of protecting your HVAC system from damage and ensuring that it functions correctly. Here are some reasons why changing your filters is so important:
Dirty and clogged filters are the primary cause of expensive fan coil and heat pump repairs.
It provides a healthier environment for you and your family to breathe in.
It helps keep utility bills lower by using less energy.
It keeps the air in your living and workspace cleaner.
It extends the lifespan of your condo HVAC unit.
We offer filter delivery services to your doorstep, making it less stressful and hassle-free.
It saves you money in the long run.
It keeps your HVAC system clean and running efficiently.
Checking it off your list of things to do gives you peace of mind.
Discover Your HVAC Filter Size with Our Guide:
What is the price range for HVAC air filters?
Call and order a 4-pack of MERV 8 or higher HVAC air filters (starting at $60) which gives you enough for the entire year.
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