Furnace air filters – Everything you need to know

The air filter is a critical part of your HVAC system and with regular filter maintenance your system will operate at optimal levels, insuring your home is warm throughout the coming winter. There are many different types of filter, here is some information to help you choose what is right for your home….

PLEATED FILTERS – These are paper filters which offer high efficiency results by trapping particles such as dust, bacteria and other pollutants in the air while allowing the air flow through your home to be unobstructed. These filters should be changed regularly, approximately every three months.

ELECTROSTATIC FILTERS – These permanent, cleanable filters use self charging fibers to attract particles. As they are washable, they may be more economic in the long run that the pleated filters. To maintain your electrostatic filter, wash with soap and water and make sure it is completely dry before re installing into your furnace to avoid any possibility of mold or mildew growth.

HEPA FILTERS – these high efficiency filters trap the greatest percentage of particulates in your air, they can however greatly reduce your systems airflow which increase your energy costs.

Talk to your service technician about which filter may be right for you!

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