Summitt’s Air Filter Replacement Program makes keeping the air in your home healthy. You won’t have to wonder any more how often you should change your air filter and if you’re asking yourself, “What’s an air filter?” then even more so, this program is for you.
With Summitt’s Air Filter Replacement program you will receive 2 filters per year. Our filters are made by one of the largest residential filter manufacturers in North America, and will be a perfect fit for your home.*
We know changing an air filter is a task that can often be forgotten, however, with our program you will receive an email each time you need to change your air filter. Keep your home safe from allergens and dust – plus save up to 15%** on energy costs when you use a clean filter!
How Air Filters Work
What is an air filter anyway?
An air filter is a vital part of your home’s forced air HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system. You will find your air filter in an easily accessible slot in your furnace. Its specific job is to protect the fan and blower motor from a buildup of dust and airborne particles. The upside to an air filter is that by choosing the right density (or MERV rating) you can also reduce and remove bacteria and harmful particles, regularly cleansing the air.
Why are filters important?
100% of the air in your home passes through a filter, typically twice every hour. Since clean, quality air filters keep the air in your home fresh, the people inside stay healthier. A quality filter captures the harmful bacteria typically found in sneezes, coughs, viruses and molds, as well as pollutants like dust and car fumes.
Clean filters also keep your HVAC system healthy—they enable it to run more efficiently, keep repair costs to a minimum, and reducing monthly energy bills. About half of your monthly energy bill is attributed to HVAC, and keeping clean air filters is the single most effective way to improve HVAC efficiency. Clogged filters make your HVAC system work harder as it conditions your home, which raises your energy bill. (And if there are no filters, the coils will clog, which is even worse for your system.)
Where are air filters located?
Your air filter should be located in an easily accessible slot in your furnace. Simply slide out and discard the old one, and replace it with your fresh filter. Look up your specific furnace model if you are unsure of where to find your furnace filter.
How do I determine filter size?
Sizing filters is easy. If there is an old filter in the return, the size should be listed on the side of the filter.
If there’s no filter within the return, simply measure the length and width of the space. You’ll want to get the exact dimensions to ensure a snug fit for maximum filtration.