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You know that changing the air filters in your home makes a big difference in how your HVAC system runs. Remembering to change the filters is only half the battle though. You still have to figure out which type of filter is going to be the best fit for your home. At your local home improvement store, you can probably find an entire aisle packed full of different name brands, styles, and promises. How do you know which filter you need to choose for your unique air conditioning system?

The truth is that the wrong filter can have a major impact on your home. Check out a few of these ways that the wrong air filter could be having a negative impact on your HVAC system.

High-efficiency filters cause your HVAC to work overtime

Some homeowners are tempted to purchase the air filters that promise to give them more relief from their allergy symptoms. They believe that the high-efficiency filters that promise to block out more allergens will be the best fit for their home. Unfortunately, not all HVAC systems are equipped to work with these filters.

Filters that have a higher MERV rating (such as MERV 8) make it very difficult for both particles and airflow to make it through the weave of the filter. When this happens, the air conditioner can no longer blow cold air into the home even though your electric bill continues to climb. You are causing more wear and tear on the unit without producing any real benefit for your home.

The wrong size can draw dirt directly into the unit

Is it really a big deal if you forget what size you needed and purchase something close? While you may be able to make your new air filter fit into its spot, this isn’t going to be great for your HVAC system. Both small and large filters can leave major gaps around the edges. Instead of the filter catching all of the dirt, dust, and debris, these items will now be drawn directly into the heart of the unit. This debris can cause serious damage to your unit long-term.

A dirty filter is always a bad choice

Maybe you believe that shopping for a new filter seems too complicated. Leaving your old dirty air filter in place is going to be just as bad for your system as purchasing the wrong type of filter though. It is too clogged to allow the airflow to pass through, resulting in an inefficient system with a high electric bill. However, it also allows dirt and debris into the unit because the filter is too full to filter it out anymore. You always need a clean filter that is replaced every thirty to ninety days per the manufacturer’s instructions.

Do you have questions about how to choose the right air filter? Our air conditioning technicians are fully licensed and insured, ready to help you pick out the perfect air filter for your home. Call Classic Air Conditioning and Heating today to see how we can help you!

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Karrie Mikle
Karrie Mikle
2022-05-06
Everyone I have dealt with at Classic over the last several years always go the extra mile with customer service. Reliable, pleasant and knowledgeable team - especially JOEY SCALA!
Sarah Rogers
Sarah Rogers
2022-05-03
Eddie, Isaac and saul did amazing work, talked to me about everything, and made sure they installed my new ac properly. Thank yall so much!
CHERYL SCHILLINGS
CHERYL SCHILLINGS
2022-04-18
William Bragg
William Bragg
2022-04-08
We've been using Classic Air Conditioning & Heating Services for the past five years to include Installation of new units (flawless by the way), bi-annual check-ups that are scheduled and carried out without a second thought on my part, and in emergencies (backed up drain in the bathroom with a response time in under 24 hours to troubleshoot the problem). Their technicians are master's at their craft, personable, and cut to the chase on his service calls. I never feel like I'm being given the run around or a sales pitch with this company. Today, Mitchell Wesch went above and beyond walking us through what was happening and provided a multitude of options and expected timelines for future repairs. Once again, a great example of exemplary customer service. He was able to troubleshoot the problem with zero delay. We're ready for the Texas summer, and are already looking forward to the next scheduled service call. Thank you Classic Services for keeping our home healthy and happy.
Sondra Von Gyllenband
Sondra Von Gyllenband
2022-04-08
These folks are kind and helpful. They will above and beyond to assist. They make sure what needs to be done is done. Sondra
Lexie Gillotti
Lexie Gillotti
2022-04-06
Theresa did an amazing job! She informed me about everything she was doing and took extra pictures so I could have them for my record. She was quick but still answered all my questions. She definitely saved the day when my condensor froze over on the coldest day of the year, leaving my family in the cold. She was out at my house within the hour and had everything fixed in minutes.
MARIE ORTEGA
MARIE ORTEGA
2022-03-29
Very professional presentation and very very quick arrival day Same Day to our needs much better than anyone in San Antonio, very disappointed with services from San Antonio. Importantly corrected our problem in same day. Took their time and gave advice and great great pricing. Won’t go anywhere else. Will always consider local businesses instead.
Jeffrey Fields
Jeffrey Fields
2022-03-26
Jan Smith
Jan Smith
2022-03-10
Stephanie Corona
Stephanie Corona
2022-02-23
Well, once again, Classic comes to the rescue. I am on their yearly maintenance plan and yesterday Nate showed up for a late afternoon service call. Nate was professional, friendly and knowledgeable. This company never ceases to impress me. From the person that answers the phone to the people that come out to help. ALWAYS on time, responsive and caring. GREAT JOB NATE!!!
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