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    It is our mission to provide top-notch service and high quality installation. For more information about air filters and help choosing the right one for you, contact us at Lifetime Heating today!



    Just like a car or coffee maker, filters in your A/C unit, air purifier, or heat pump are vital to those systems functioning properly. Without a properly cleaned filter, indoor air quality suffers and HVAC performance takes a turn for the worst.

    How Filters Work

    Filters are usually made from pleated paper, cloth, or spun fiberglass, and are usually set into a cardboard frame. As air is taken into your HVAC appliances it passes through a filter. This filter helps trap and lock in contaminates and other airborne particles, improving the quality of the air circulating in your home.

    Filters trap:

    • Pollen
    • Mold
    • Lint
    • Dirt and dust
    • Hair and fur
    • Bacteria
    • Metal or wood particles

    Efficiency and MERV Ratings

    There are varying degrees of efficacy when it comes to filtration. Performance is typically rated by that filters’ minimum efficiency reporting value (MERV rating). MERV is rated from 1 to 16. The higher the number, the better the filtration.

    • MERV 1-4: Basic filtration
    • MERV 6-8: Good filtration, mostly in residential settings.
    • MERV 9-12: Mid-range filtration. High quality, capturing particles as small as 1 micron.
    • MERV 13-16: Top-tier filtration, the best available. This rating can capture particles as small as 0.3 microns.

    While the MERV scale goes higher than 16. Those types of filters often get bigger than is useful for your HVAC systems. Some HVAC systems are not meant to accommodate higher MERV rated filters. Check your equipments’ capabilities before installing a new filter.

    Filter Maintenance

    Maintenance schedules with filters will depend on several factors, including the general air quality of your home, the types of filters you use, and how well your system operates. A good rule of thumb is to check monthly. Visibly soiled filters should be changed right away.

    Lifetime has over 20 years of industry experience, with up-to-date licensing and certifications. We are certified through North American Technician Excellence (NATE), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries.

    It is our mission to provide top-notch service and high quality installation. For more information about air filters and help choosing the right one for you, contact us at Lifetime Heating today!

    What Our Customers Say

    Business responded quickly to my inquiry for service (thanks Renee!). Bobby arrived on time, explained everything he was doing, was quick, efficient and stuck to their quote, which was very reasonable BTW. I'm scheduling them for more services and wouldn't hesitate referring them to anyone.UPDATE! we had Lifetime return for dryer duct and vent cleaning, then for AC maintenance. Very happy both times and will continue to use their services. 5 thumbs up!👍👍👍👍👍
    Laurie Hunt
    19:28 26 May 21
    What a great company filled with friendly, yet professional people who care about your job from the beginning to end. It starts with Renee who schedules the team to come out. The installers, Nick and Beau were excellent in checking in and communicating every step throughout the day. Electricians Tony and Alex had challenges with our system, but figured it out and voila! We have nice, cool, fresh air filling up our food bank!Then, here came David a few days later to service our furnace. Another excellent employee. We purchased the Premier Club Maintenance Plan and thrilled that we did!
    Elizabeth Grant
    00:28 01 Sep 21
    Installed split level AC + air purifier. Everyone here was a pro and eager to just get things done. Lemme call out Tony, Alex, Ash, Jaeden, Rudy, Renee as all being top notch people to work with.I tried to tip them, but they wouldn't even accept it. I have been absolutely impressed with their service, as well as just being all around good folks.Oh, and the AC / purifier works great. I'm ready for the heatwaves and wildfire smoke next Summer!
    Derek Cook
    17:23 04 Oct 21
    Nick, Beau & Tony did a great job installing our new AC & Furnace. Very professional, friendly & quick install. Nick had quite a job in such a tight space & did a terrific job. Beau even fixed a ducting problem after a previous contractor did a shoddy job. We so Appreciated their attention to detail. Great, professional, informative & fun team & we felt totally confident in their ability. We will definitely recommend them to friends who are looking for new AC. They even installed a much better & easier to use thermostat, set it up for our schedule. And the AC is so cool! Thanks Nick, Beau. & Tony.
    Debbie Osterbeck
    03:50 14 Aug 21
    We called this company based off all the amazing google reviews and when we met with the company, we instantly knew we contacted the right people. They got us in for an estimate early, they scheduled us for our install the very next week (mind you it’s middle of summer when AC is WA is in high demand). The estimate was straight forward and they also looked into a few other heating questions we had regarding our home that was built a couple years that we think the builder didn’t install the best way.. I could go on and on. This seems like such a great company that truly cares about their people and their customers. We are excited to CHILL in our new AC that will be installed by this amazing company. 🙂 we have our install next week and I will submit another review after but let me tell you, from this point, we have had a great experience!! We worked with Robert who gave us our estimate and he is awesome!!
    Samantha Kinsella
    18:29 11 Aug 21

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