Air Filter Types
Serving all of Greater Clark County & Portland-Metro AreasOne of the most significant components of your hvac system is its filter. It plays a central role in helping you maintain a healthy environment in your home or business by removing dust and other unwanted particles from the air. Understanding the differences between several types of air filters should provide you with the information required to choose the best one for your specific needs.
Fiberglass Air Filters
Using fiberglass air filters offers you the lowest ability to strain contaminants from the air, which is why it may also be the least expensive. While this disposable component can protect your air conditioner, you’ll probably want to choose a more efficient filter if health is your main priority or you have any respiratory conditions.
Washable Air Filters
Washable air filters can be removed and cleaned. However, it’s critical to make sure they’re dry before reusing them. Otherwise, they’ll be susceptible to bacteria and mold growth.
Pleated Air Filters
If you choose to use pleated air filters, you’ll likely discover they’re more effective than using ones made of fiberglass. The pleats found in each filter help gather pollutants, which makes having a large number of pleats the best option.
UV filters do an efficient job of eliminating viruses and bacteria with the use of ultraviolet light. However, they are less effective in filtering out pollutants and dust.
Individuals with respiratory issues or allergies may want to use HEPA filters. They have close to a 100 percent efficiency level when screening contaminants, which makes them highly recommended by the US Department of Energy.
Electrostatic Air Filters
Available in washable and non-washable varieties, electrostatic air filters use an electrostatic charge to attract and trap particles and dust from the air.
Knowing the efficiency, expenses, longevity, and health benefits of different air filter types should help you make the best choice for your business or home.Back to Air Filter Learning Center
Types of Air Filters in Vancouver WA & Portland OR
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