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Does furnace filter thickness matter

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Does furnace filter thickness matter

 
Yes, the thickness of a furnace filter does matter. The thickness of a filter determines its efficiency in trapping airborne particles, such as dust, pollen, and pet dander. Generally, the thicker the filter, it captures these particles. A filter with a higher MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) rating will also be more effective at trapping smaller particles.
 
However, it’s important to note that thicker filters may not always be compatible with all HVAC systems. Some systems may require a specific size or thickness of the filter, so it’s important to check with the manufacturer or a professional HVAC technician before purchasing a filter.
 
In addition, thicker filters may also restrict airflow, which can cause your HVAC system to work harder, potentially leading to higher energy bills. It’s important to balance filter thickness and airflow to ensure efficient and effective filtration without putting too much strain on your system.