Air Filter Learning Center
Your home's air filters are small but essential parts of your HVAC system. Not only do they trap airborne particles, but they also keep your heating and cooling system clean.
When it comes to air filters, quality matters. High-efficiency air filters can capture certain bacteria, germs, and viruses. Low-efficiency air filters offer just enough filtration to protect your HVAC system.
Types of Air Filters
There are so many types of air filters that it can be difficult to know which one to select. Common types of air filters include:
- Fiberglass (disposable, inexpensive, captures large particles)
- Washable (lasts a few years, reusable)
- Pleated (disposable, captures small particles)
- Electrostatic (captures small or large particles, disposable or reusable)
How to Find My Air Filter
Typically, the filters in an HVAC system are located next to the handler. This is the metal box that stores the motor and the fan. The air filters in your return vents are located throughout your home.
Common Airborne Contaminants
Airborne contaminants can affect your breathing and make your home uncomfortable. Common types of airborne contaminants are smoke, mold, mildew, dust, pet dander, smog and dust mites. The best air filters are only effective when they are clean. After you select air filters for your home, remember to change them every month.
Air Filter Learning Center in Vancouver WA & Portland OR
Serving clients in the Greater Vancouver WA & Portland OR Areas: