We all know that summer without an air conditioner is like going back in time. It’s hot and sticky; you can’t even open the windows! Thankfully, there are two things we have control over – our energy bills (and therefore comfort levels) and when to change out our filters for clean ones. Both play a major role in ensuring your home stays healthy and ensures a longer life for your air conditioner unit. But what filter do you choose with so many on the market? Here are some options to consider.
Fiberglass filters are the most economical type of air filter, but they also have the poorest filtering ability. That means you may be prone to respiratory problems.
Pleated air filters are a great way to improve the quality of your indoor environment. Made from polyester fabrics or cotton folds; they offer better filtration than their flat counterparts while being more comfortable on your furniture! Choose a filter with many pleats for best results.
Although a more expensive choice, washable filters can save you money in the long run and are better for the environment. You’ll want to think about the type of air filter you need for your home. If it is a long-term solution, choose washable ones over disposable types because they can be washed and reused multiple times. When purchasing these filters, ensure that their manufacturers recommend how often they should get cleanings, or else mold growth could occur. Bacteria buildup may happen too fast without proper care.
High-efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are an excellent choice for people with allergies or respiratory difficulties. It’s essential to have HEPA filters if you’re allergic and prone to respiratory problems, as they can screen contaminants up to 99%. The US Department of Energy recommends this type because it is effective in screening against most potential issues.
These are just a few of the many choices you have when choosing the right air filter for your home.
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With a residential and commercial customer base in Tampa Bay, Air Rescue installs and services air conditioning, heating, and ventilation systems of varying sizes. In addition to this work, they offer free second opinions on system replacements!
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