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The Truth About HVAC Filters: Debunking a Common Myth
The Truth About HVAC Filters: Debunking a Common Myth

The Truth About HVAC Filters: Debunking a Common Myth

Separating Fact from Fiction in HVAC Maintenance

At Jacobazzi Heating & Cooling, we often encounter misconceptions about HVAC systems. Today, we’re tackling a persistent myth that has been circulating in homes across Bolingbrook, Darien, Downers Grove, and other Illinois communities we serve.

The Myth: Expensive HVAC Filters Are Always Better

Many homeowners believe that the more expensive the HVAC filter, the better it will perform. This myth has led countless people to invest in high-priced filters, thinking they’re providing superior air quality and system protection.

The Truth: It’s Not All About Price

The reality is that the best filter for your HVAC system depends on various factors, not just cost. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Filter efficiency: Higher MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) ratings don’t always mean better performance for your specific system.
  • System compatibility: Some high-efficiency filters can restrict airflow, potentially damaging your HVAC unit.
  • Individual needs: Your home’s air quality requirements may not necessitate the most expensive filter options.

What You Should Do

Instead of automatically opting for the priciest filter, consider these steps:

1. Consult with HVAC professionals (like our team at Jacobazzi) to determine the best filter for your system.
2. Regularly change your filters according to manufacturer recommendations.
3. Schedule routine maintenance to ensure your entire HVAC system is functioning efficiently.

By understanding this myth, you can make informed decisions about your HVAC maintenance, potentially saving money while still maintaining excellent air quality and system performance.

For expert advice on air conditioner repair, AC service, or HVAC installation in Romeoville, Westmont, Woodridge, and surrounding areas, don’t hesitate to reach out to Jacobazzi Heating & Cooling. We’re here to help you separate HVAC fact from fiction!