Types of Furnace Filters You Can Buy For Your Home
Furnace filters are an important part of a home’s heating system. They help to keep the air clean and free from dust, dirt, and other allergens. There are many different types of furnace filters available for purchase, each with its own unique benefits. In this article, we will discuss the various types of furnace filters you can buy for your home and how to choose the right one for your needs. We will also discuss how often you should replace your furnace filter and why it is important to do so regularly.
Types of Furnace Filters
When it comes to furnace filters, there are two types: electrostatic and disposable. The filter particles in electrostatic filters are held together by static electricity, which means the filter will need to be replaced when it becomes loose or clogged so additional dust or other solid particles can be removed from your home. These types of furnace filters come in a variety of designs such as pleated, woven, and flat-type filters. On the other hand, disposable air cleaners feature pre-formed pleats that collect allergens like pollen, dust mites, mold spores, pet dander, and household dust.
The Importance of Replacing Your Filter
Even though it might seem like a meaningless task, replacing your furnace filter is important because it helps protect your family’s health and saves you money in the long-run. Filters are made of materials that trap particles, dust and allergens before they enter the room. If these particles get into the air you breathe, they can cause allergies or even respiratory problems.
It’s also important because filters capture other contaminants in your home such as bacteria and viruses. These smaller particles can become airborne from an outdoor source or from cleaning products used inside your home. HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Absorption) filters capture up to 99.97% of airborne particles 0.3 microns or larger in size and have a MERV rating of 13+.
Merts Heating & Air Conditioning is the HVAC industry leader for all your heating needs. To schedule your furnace tune-up or to learn more about how you can keep your indoor environment healthy and safe, call Merts today.