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A furnace or A/C filter might seem like a small purchase, but it makes a big difference when it comes to comfort and indoor air quality in your Arlington, Virginia, home. Of course, even small purchases add up over time, so follow these strategies for selecting a low-cost but efficient A/C filter.

Go with Polyester or Pleated

Although they lack the high MERV (minimum efficiency reporting value) ratings of high-efficiency filters, they’re easier on the wallet and they promote air flow in your home. You’ll spend around $10 for a polyester or pleated HVAC filter, according to Angie’s List, and it typically lasts three months. Although fiberglass filters cost less than the polyester and pleated options, their performance suffers thanks to thin construction.

Clean Your Air Filter

If you must purchase a cheaper, lower-quality air filter, keep it clean. At least once a month, remove the filter and vacuum it carefully. Remove all dirt and debris from both sides before putting it back. You might need to clean it more often if you have pets, smoke in the house, or start a construction project inside the home, as these factors increase air pollutants that catch in the filter’s fibers.

Buy in Bulk

Air filters don’t expire, so consider buying packs of filters rather than singles for extra savings. You’ll be able to use higher-quality products at discounted prices. Plus, you won’t have to make a last-minute run to the store when you realize you’ve forgotten to change it.

Check the Size

Standard air filters are cheaper to replace than custom sizes. If you have a standard size filter, consider a disposable electrostatic option. It’s cheap (about $10), efficient, and well-suited to maintaining high indoor air quality. The electrostatic fibers catch many types of pollutants and debris.

Efficient A/C filters are essential to maintaining your HVAC system. If your air conditioner isn’t operating properly and you’ve already changed the filter or tried a higher quality product, get in touch with Griffith to evaluate your air conditioner by visiting us online or calling us at  (888) 474-3391.

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At this time, when the news is dominated by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health emergency around the world, we wanted to personally reach out and let you know that we are vigilantly implementing enhanced protocols to ensure your safety and the safety of our team.

We are closely monitoring the guidance of the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control regarding the spread of the virus. This is an evolving situation and we will continue to develop and take necessary measures as needed. Our focus is to ensure that we meet customer needs while doing our part to keep you, our employees, and our communities safe.

Here’s what we’re doing:

  • Everyone on our team has received enhanced training and protocol briefings. We will continue to evolve and adjust these protocols as needed.
  • We are implementing telecommuting options for positions where applicable.
  • Non-essential work travel is currently on hold for all employees.
  • We are conducting enhanced cleaning practices at our locations and are instructing employees to continually sanitize their work stations and vehicles.
  • We are also urging all employees to be vigilant about frequent hand washing.

Information for you:
If you have an existing service appointment, we look forward to seeing you and want to reassure you that we are doing everything we can to promote a safe and secure service experience.

During this challenging time, if you are experiencing symptoms related to the COVID-19 virus or have been exposed to it, in order to protect our team and all the customers we serve, we encourage you to please reschedule your service appointment, by calling us at 888-474-3391.

Your safety is our highest priority and we truly appreciate the trust that you place in our team and our company.

Best regards,
Griffith Energy Services
888-474-3391

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