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The Different Types Of Residential Air Filters

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- By Russell Jones

Discover the essential guide to choosing the right air filter for your home.  Learn about the different types of residential air filters and their unique benefits to improve your indoor air quality.

Types of Air Filters

There is a vast range of different types of filters out there. Most renters, homeowners, and business owners alike tend to use the cheapest filter they can find.

Types of Air Filters

Most HVAC systems, such as furnaces and air conditioners, can accept different filters as long as they are appropriately sized.

Fiberglass Filters

The cheapest out of the group and the least effective. These rely on fiberglass layers to filter out particles from the air before it gets sucked into your HVAC system.

Electrostatic Filters

A step up from fiberglass. These are more effective at trapping smaller particles than fiberglass. This filter uses static electricity to collect large and small particles traveling through the filter.

Washable Filters

The cheapest in the group. Similar to the electrostatic air filter, it must be washed regularly. Fail to do so, and you will reduce both your HVAC efficiency and indoor air quality.

Pleated Filters

The Rolls Royce of filters. The most effective at trapping a range of particles. The pleats allow for more surface area in the airflow, allowing it to capture more particles.

What About HEPA Filters?

HEPA is a type of pleated mechanical filter. HEPA is any filter MERV 13 and above. This type of air filter is the most effective and the most expensive.

Choosing the Right Filter

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