2021 September Newsletter
We recommend checking the filters monthly. This means removing them and holding them up to the light. If more than half of the surface area is restricting light, they should be cleaned or replaced. Though they may not need to be cleaned or replaced necessarily every month based on the type of filter but this creates a good habit. The easiest way to remember is to check when the energy bill gets paid.
What does MERV mean?
MERV stands for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. “An air filter’s MERV rating measures how effectively the filter stops dust and other contaminants from passing through the filter and into the air stream. Filters with higher MERV ratings trap small particles more effectively than filters with lower MERV ratings.
When selecting the right filter for your application, higher is not always better. Using an air filter with a MERV rating higher than what your furnace or air conditioner manufacturer recommends can actually impair its performance.
The smaller pores in more highly rated air filters create resistance to air flow, and if the filter is used in an HVAC system that is not designed to handle this resistance, it can lower the system’s efficiency, decrease indoor air quality, and put strain on the system’s fan.”
Why purchase air filters from Hamstra?
- Convenience — Since we’ll already be at your home, allowing us the opportunity to provide new air filters gives you one less thing to worry about. We also deliver filters on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
- Quality — Hardware stores and big-box retailers have many different filter options. Selecting the incorrect filter types, or MERV rating, can cause harm to your system! We can recommend the correct filter for your system.
- Competitive Pricing — Our pricing on standard sizes of 1” and 2” pleated filters is lower than the pricing you’ll find in most big-box stores! You can save even more if you buy a box of air filters (12 in total) that will last you at least a year.
Consequences of not changing your air filter •Higher energy bills
- Poor temperature regulation
- Health concerns
- Furnace failures
- Frozen coils
Hamstra Helping Hands
Canned Food Drive
We completed our summer long canned food drive. Thank you to those who donated and a BIG thank you to Jen Hall Racing, TEP and the Better Business Bureau of Tucson. These teams worked very hard to collect cans with us this summer. We appreciate everyone coming together to support our community. Our team is delivering all of the cans to the Community Food Bank this week. Learn how you can help at www.communityfoodbank.org/
Relay for Life
We are proud to sponsor the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, September 25th from 5-10pm. To learn more visit www.relayforlife.org/tucsonaz. We relay in honor of all of those affected by cancer but near and dear to our heart is Glenn Hamstra, founding member of HHC, who passed away from lung cancer.
Outstanding Midsize Business Award
We are honored to be the recipient of the Outstanding Midsize Business of the Year Award from the Oro Valley Chamber. Thank you for this recognition! You can learn more about the Oro Valley Chamber at www.orovalleychamber.com/
What our Customers are saying
My Mom is 89 years old. Hamstra has been taking care of us for 16 yrs. Taylor is professional and knows exactly what he is doing. Always respectful and courteous. Mom Loves Taylor! Thank you Taylor and Hamstra. Looking forward to many more years with you.
I've been a homeowner for over 40 years and never have had such a thorough and comprehensive maintenance service on an HVAC system before. Shane seemed knowledgeable, competent, professional and went out of his way to be helpful.
The installer Alex was very knowledgeable and professional. He was very helpful and patient with any and all of the questions I had. Kudos to Hamstra Heating and Cooling, Inc. for employing Alex. He is a true asset!
- Melyssa P
Excellent work performed by people who know what they're doing. From start to finish, I was always in the loop, and any questions or concerns I had were addressed promptly and professionally. They are a top-quality outfit and were dedicated to my satisfaction, which they delivered 100%.
- John H