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You’ve heard us stress the importance of changing or cleaning your AC filters regularly, but you may not actually know how a filter works or what it does. There are also a variety types that are made to serve different functions. See below to find out what you may not already know about air conditioner filters.

The purpose of a filter is to protect your equipment, not necessarily to improve indoor air quality although it helps with this process as well. You may not need a high-efficiency filter for your system as these are often too good. What does this mean? Airflow may actually slow down across the exchanger which can cause your system to work harder than it should be working.

How can you save money and stop wasting time looking for the perfect filter? Opt for a permanent electrostatic filter, or a washable one. For about $20 you can wash and reuse the filter for up to 10 years instead of throwing it away and purchasing a new one each month.

If you’re not sure what type of filter will work with your system, give the air conditioning experts at Aspen Air a call today at 561- 395-1500. We will guide you to the correct filter and answer any other questions you may have.

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