Air filters come in different sizes so when selecting an air filter replacement, make sure that it fits your unit’s filter-cabinet correctly, or else you will have airflow obstructions that hinder the performance of your HVAC system. Listed are a few different air filter options to choose from:
Fiberglass filters are a cheap and disposable option for your unit. They catch up to 80% of particles and provide minimum protection at an average price point.
Polyester filters are made using the highest quality materials. They trap and eliminate 80% to 95% of particles and they cost more than the average fiberglass/synthetic filter, but it offers more protection against pollutants.
Electrostatic filters use self-charging fibers to attract particles out of the air. They come in disposable or washable depending on the requirements of your unit.
HEPA-high-efficiency-particulate-air filters provide high-end filtration by trapping up to 99% of particles. Even though they are excellent at eliminating indoor pollutants and creating a healthier environment in your home, they can drastically reduce your system’s airflow, costing more money in energy usage. Due to the thick filtration material used in such filters, a typical residential furnace or air conditioner could not handle the intense air pressure needed to get through the material so choose a HEPA filter with a high MERV rating.
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