Part of keeping your furnace in tip top shape is ensuring it has proper air flow. If your furnace doesn’t have the airflow that it needs, it can’t run efficiently and will be working much harder to get the job done. The air filter on your furnace is going to protect your furnace from debris making its way to damage your furnace and allowing air flow to keep your furnace efficient. There are several different types of HVAC filters you have to choose from. Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning is here to talk about these different filters to help you make the right choice for your unit.
The most common filters chosen by homeowners are fiberglass filters. Fiberglass strands are woven tightly together to trap debris before it makes its way to your furnace. There are a few reasons that people choose these filters. For one, these filters are extremely inexpensive. This makes them disposable and easy to replace when the time comes. Secondly, these can also be used in air conditioners as well as furnaces. One downside to this filter is that it doesn’t provide your home with any air purifying benefits.
This is also an inexpensive choice for homeowners, and is a step up from normal fiberglass filters. This is because the pleated filters to provide you with some air purifying benefits. If you have pets, they will trap dander as well as dust mites. However, the downside to these filters is the fact that your unit has to work harder to pull air through them. This makes you lose some of the efficiency of your heating and air conditioning. On one hand, the indoor air quality is improved, but you do have to count on losing some of the efficiency as well. If indoor air quality is one of your top concerns, this may be the one you want.
Electrostatic filters use cotton and paper fibers that generate static charge and attract allergens as air is moved through it. These filters come in both washable as well as disposable options and work well to purify your air. It is more expensive, but If you are most interested in removing pollutants from your indoor air, it is your leading choice.
Adding an Air Purifier
If you are especially concerned about the quality of the air you breathe, you may want to consider adding an air purifier to your home. This is important for people that suffer from illnesses that are directly affected by indoor air quality. These purifiers have the ability to remove up to 95 percent of the allergens in your air.
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No matter what filter you choose for your home, you may still run into problems with your HVAC system. When you are faced with HVAC issues, there is no one you can trust more than the professionals at Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning. Call us today!