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Changing Your Air Filter: a Simple Task with Big Benefits

HVAC technician explaining to a homeowner how to install his air filter

One small change can make all the difference!

The spring and summer seasons can mean that many outdoor pollutants are making their way into your home HVAC system, such as dust, pollen, small debris particles, and even smoke due to wildfires. It is important to have proper indoor air filtration to combat these elements and improve air quality inside your home. Having clean HVAC air filters in your home here in the Pacific Northwest is crucial to keep the air pure and protect the health of you and your family. Although it may seem like a mundane thing to do, air filters should be taken more seriously because the well-being of you and your family can depend on them. Below you can learn more about air filter replacement benefits and about our air filter replacement program to get a new filter sent directly to your home every 90 days.

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Why choose air filters from Bob's Heating?

When air is properly filtered, it moves more efficiently through your home's ductwork, causing your system to have to work less and your energy usage to decrease! An added benefit of this is that you may see a decrease in your energy bill as well.

At Bob's Heating, our most popular filter is the 4″ pleated media filters, though we offer a variety of many others. This 4” pleated filter is rated higher than conventional filters with an efficiency 20 to 30 times more effective than common 1" fiberglass filters. 

Why replace my air filters?

A good homeair filter will guard you against most outdoor pollutants. If you use regular filters (not 4″ pleated media filters), you should change them more frequently during the wildfire season and high wind months as the filter becomes full of contaminants faster. If your air filter does not appear clean and you notice some degradation of airflow, it’s not working properly, which could have consequences for your family, such as allergies, coughs, flu, and respiratory illnesses. Clogged HVAC filters can also restrict airflow through your ducts and HVAC system, which increases the likelihood for system malfunction.

What is the air filter replacement program?

Our air filter replacement program is a convenient solution to protect your family and keep the air in your home clean and free of pesky airborne contaminants that can cause illnesses or an unexpected malfunction of your HVAC system. Through our program, you can receive your air filter replacement every 90 days for one year or three years, depending on the program you choose. These filters will arrive via UPS directly to your door; we have multiple sizes, so you can choose the one that fits by selecting which dimensions you need.

Do air purifiers work in conjunction with air filters?

Absolutely! Having a home air purifier is a great way to maintain control over the air quality inside your home. Our air purifiers can be installed directly into your existing HVAC system and will help remove a large percentage of contaminants in the air resulting in cleaner, healthier air to breathe. Each air purifying solution that we offer is equipped with proprietary technology to trap and kill most germs before they have the chance to enter your home. Getting an air purifier is a great investment because not only will it help keep your indoor air clean during allergy and wildfire season, but it will also help in winter seasons when it is necessary to keep doors and windows closed to keep the heat in, a situation that can lead to the development of air contaminants and trapped germs. Air purifiers will help keep the air in your home fresh even with limited ventilation.

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