In the dead of summer, we all rely on our cooling system to give us reprieve from the high temps we experience here in TX. The thought of going a day without out it seems unbearable. If you don’t care for your cooling system as you should, you put your risk of experiencing just that. A big part of properly maintaining your AC system is the air filter. That air filter must be changed or cleaned on a regular basis so that your system gets the airflow it needs to operate effectively and efficiently. There are many different types of air filters that you can choose to help your cooling system run efficiently. Absolute P&M Services here to discuss what sets each of these filters apart from one another so you can make the best choice for your needs.
Fiberglass Air Filters
This is the most common choice among homeowners. A fiberglass air filter is the most affordable and is also disposable. This means that you should be changing it out on a monthly basis to ensure it isn’t getting filled with debris that blocks airflow. If you struggle with respiratory problems, this isn’t the filter for you as it doesn’t remove pollen and other allergens from the air. This filter will simply protect your AC unit.
Pleated Air Filters
These filters are usually made of cotton or polyester fabrics. Pleated filters will work to remove pollutants from the air your breathe. The more pleats you choose, the better job it will do at removing allergens and other harmful pollutants.
Washable Air Filters
A washable air filter will cost you more upfront, but the fact that you can use it again and again after you have cleaned it, could end up saving you money in the long run. The trick is, you need to allow ample time for these filters to dry after cleaning them to avoid mold and mildew growth.
Electrostatic Air Filters
An electrostatic filter does a good job of removing dust and other airborne particles from the air using electrostatic charge. You can buy these filters in either a disposable form or washable depending on your wants.
HEPA Air Filters
If you struggle with respiratory illnesses or severe allergies, you may want to choose high efficiency particulate air filters as these will remove up to 99% of the contaminates in the air you breathe. The US Department of Energy recommends that you choose this type of filter for your home.
UV Air Filters
This filters are most often used in places like hospitals where infection is high. Using ultraviolet light, it can kill bacteria and viruses that are in your home. If you struggle with serious health problems, or a weakened immune system, this may be the filter that you want to choose for your home.
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No matter what filter you choose for your home, it is important that your cooling system is properly maintained so that it works as it should. You can count on the experts at Absolute P&M Services to keep your AC system running no matter how hot it is outside. Call us today!