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Furnace Filter Replacement in Minneapolis, MN

Most modern homes have a ventilation system of ducts connected to the furnace that carries air to all the rooms. Even when the furnace isn’t running, the blower fan circulates air to the different rooms—and often this air is filled with contaminants that can be harmful to people as well as the interior of the furnace. The furnace comes equipped with a filter to protect it, but you can also have filters put in to clean out the air that travels through your home.

Residential Heating and Air Conditioning is experienced with all types of HVAC services in Minneapolis, MN. We take pride in delivering the best possible customer service, so you can rely on us to supply you with the furnace filters you need as well as IAQ filters. We have more than 25 years of experience helping homes in the Twin Cities Metro.

Call us for service and you’ll feel the difference!

The Importance of the Furnace Filter

The furnace filter is not there to improve the air quality in a home. The filter does remove some particles from circulating through the ventilation system, but this is not its primary purpose. The furnace filter is in place to prevent debris from entering the furnace through the return air ducts and causing damage to the furnace’s interior.

The filter will eventually become clogged up with dust, lint, and other debris. When this happens, the furnace will be placed under a larger amount of strain that will create a bigger drain on power. A clogged filter also risks causing the furnace to overheat and shut off, and particles may begin to get around the edge of the filter and enter the furnace. To prevent this, we recommend you change the filter every 1 to 3 months when the furnace is running regularly.

Air Filter Ratings

When it comes to the air filters for improving indoor air quality, it’s important to consider the MERV rating. This is the measurement of how efficient the filter is at removing particles that attempt to pass through it. Generally the higher the MERV rating, the more powerful the filter—but that doesn’t mean a higher MERV will work in your HVAC system.

The MERV 11 filter traps about 85% of particles 3.0 to 10.0 microns large and offers superior odor control. We recommend this filter for people with pets in their homes. Another option is the MERV 16 filter, which traps 95% of particles down to 3 microns, and this includes bacteria, tobacco smoke, even contaminants from a sneeze. This is the best disposable filter we carry. We’ll make sure you have a filter that does the job you need without restricting air flow through the furnace.

Let Us Take Care of Your Furnace Filter Needs in Minneapolis, MN

During routine furnace maintenance, which we recommend you schedule each year, we’ll change the furnace filter—but you will have to take care of changing it through the rest of the season. These filters are available at our office or we’ll deliver them for free if you order two or more. When you’re looking to filter the air you breathe, you can depend on our IAQ experts to match you up with a MERV 11 or MERV 16 filter. Residential Heating and Air Conditioning is here to see to both your heating and indoor air quality needs in Minneapolis, MN.

Call us for service and you’ll feel the difference!