Don’t Overlook the Furnace Filter in Your Schenectady, NY Home

One of the most important components of your heating system is probably also the easiest to maintain. And, sadly, too often overlooked in its benefits to your Schenectady, NY area home or office.

At Family Danz Heating & Cooling, we want to make sure all of your heating and cooling equipment runs to its maximum capacity. So, before you fire up your furnace for the first time this fall, you should take a minute for a close look at the furnace filter in your Schenectady, NY home. If you didn’t install a fresh one at the end of the last heating season, now is the perfect time to do it. You’ll likely save some wear and tear on the machinery, and make your air a little cleaner at the same time.

That new furnace filter can run as low as a buck or two for the disposable fiberglass kind, but can save hundreds in repairs by keeping contaminants like lint and dust out of the furnace. Higher-end filters with a smaller mesh can also help improve the air quality of your entire living and working area. They are great for people with asthma, allergies, or any kind of respiratory concerns, and there are several different levels of quality ranging from disposable pleated paper filters on up to permanent, washable, maximum efficiency versions.

The quality of the filter is measured by the MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Values) number — the higher the rating, the smaller the particles the filter will remove.

As you prepare for the coming winter, changing the furnace filter in your Schenectady, NY home is a little something you can do yourself with minimum fuss and major rewards. But don’t worry if you aren’t sure which filter to use for your own situation … your friendly experts at Family Danz are here to help you make an educated decision that is perfect for your own needs.

Family Danz has been helping our customers stay comfortable all year round for more than 30 years. We’ll be glad to share those three decades worth of experience with you as well, so give us a call with any questions today.

Family Danz Heating & Cooling is a full-service heating and air conditioning contractor, offering sales and service all through the Capital District of New York State, including Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga, Troy, and the surrounding region. If you would like more information on any of our services, call us at 518-427-8685.