Measuring your filter seems so easy, and don’t get us wrong, it totally is. But the importance of it has caused me to write an entire blog post about it. Don’t be intimidated, just do it. Start with measuring the length (L) and the width (W) of your current filter. If it’s not 100% square, start with the smaller side first. Once you have L x W, measure the depth (D). Now, put them together L x W x D and your numbers will look something like this 16 x 25 x 1. You’ve got your size! A lot of filter brands have the size of the filter printed on one of the sides. Maybe just make sure they match up. For a more in-depth description….and even if you don’t need a better description, you should definitely check out our blog post here.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here we go again with our blog posts, but we just really want you to be informed and up to date on the latest and greatest about your air filter. Like it reads in the post, there are so many different aspects that can determine how often you should be changing your furnace filter. If you can relate to any of the following you are going to want to change your filter every 30 days:
-if anyone in your home suffers from asthma or allergies
-if you live in a really cold or hot climate
-if you live in an area with smog/inversion
-if you own multiple pets (2 or more)
-if you live in a home built before 1990
-if you order a MERV 13. Make sure you read up on this one!
If you can relate to any of the following you are going to want to change your filter every 60 days:
-if you use your heater/cooler year around
-if you own a pet
-if you burn candles or incense
-if you have 3 or more people living in your home
-if you live near a construction area
There are definitely more factors that can play a part in the frequency of changing your filter. Check out our blog post here.
Short answer….not long. Once you have subscribed and picked out your filter details you can expect to receive your first filter in 7-10 business days. After that, your filter will be on your doorstep right when you need to swap out the old filter.
Here is the deal with our cancellation policy…..you’re in charge! You can decide at any time to cancel your subscription with Air. You can also change the size and frequency of your filter delivery at any time. We want you to trust in and love our service. If you find yourself unhappy, please let us know.
Signing up with Air is simple. The benefits of signing up with Air are huge. First you pick the size of filter(s) you need for your home. Help with that is here. Pick the quality of your filter. We can help with that here. Then you pick the frequency of your delivery. You’ll find help with that here. Now you’re done. Air will keep your filter information and we will ship your filter(s) out to you as soon as you need them. That’s it!
Basically….yes. Unless you have changed your filter within the last month or two, then chances are very good that even though your filter doesn’t look dirty you still need to change it. This is why, air filters (decent ones anyway) are made to catch itty bitty particles. Itty bitty particles that are up to 85%-95% smaller than that of a piece of human hair. So you are not going to be able to see all the buildup that has accumulated on your filter. Waiting to see the dirty buildup can cause damaging affects to your HVAC system. Best advice we can give, change your furnace filter at least once every three months.
Contact us! We will send out your new filter free of charge. It really is that simple. We want you to be happy with Air and we want you to be happy with our filters. If something happens from the time it leaves our hot little hands and makes it to your front porch, we will fix it!
You can always manage your preferences online. If you’ve ordered the wrong size, contact us, we’re pretty easy to work with.
You can cancel your subscription at any time by logging into your Air account. There will never be any cancelation fees or any fruit (or vegetables) thrown your way if you need to cancel. Please feel free to contact us if you need further help or have any questions.
MERV is the worldwide standard rating system for air filter quality. The MERV tells us how effectively a filter can catch those nasty household contaminants such as dust, pet dander, and pollen. The higher the MERV rating, which ranges from 1-16, the more and smaller particles are filtered from the air. MERV, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value, ratings were established by The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) in order to aid consumers understanding of what type of air filter will best fit their home’s needs.
At Air, we offer MERV 8, MERV 10, and MERV 13. You can find more information on MERV ratings here.
All central heating and cooling systems should definitely have an air filter. The trick is finding the little bugger. Some systems hide the air filter a little better than others. The filter is usually located in the return air duct or blower compartment. Look for a 1” wide hinged or removable cover, the air filter should be inside.