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Save your HVAC and breathe easier: Change air filters

3M Filtrete for HVAC units

Your AC is probably getting some heavy use here in Northern Virginia during this time of year.

That takes a toll on the filter.  Lots of complications – and costs – can be the result of a badly clogged air filter.  It pays to replace them frequently.

The experts recommend that you not buy the cheap filters.

You pay a bit more for the good ones, but after watching this 1-minute video, you’ll see why cheap may by costly

Airborne particles are smaller than most mesh filters. Pleated filters are recommended instead.

The better filters start around $11 and they can be purchased in bulk from Amazon at a good discount.

The 3M’s Filtrete line of products is a high quality brand carried in most big box stores.

You may want to consider changing the filters out monthly if you have shedding prone pets or special sensitivity to dust.