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What are the Types of HVAC Air Filters?

January 31, 2019 | Blog

Your HVAC system should be important to your home, and so should your air quality. HVAC filters are crucial for both your air quality and the functionality of your air conditioning and heating system. So before you buy your next air filter, make sure you’re buying the right one.

Check out these four types of air filters and their benefits.

Fiberglass filters

A fiberglass filter is the most common type of filter, so you’ve probably seen one before. This filter is made with spun glass layered on top of each other and is best for blocking out large particles like dust or small bugs. This type of filter is most effective when it is replaced every 30 days.

Polyester filters

This type of filter is another kind of disposable air filter that is a step up from a fiberglass filter. The biggest benefit of these filters is that they are moisture-resistant, can trap small particles and have a coated frame for extra stability.

Washable filters

If you’re looking for a filter that is more environmentally friendly, this is the one for you. If taken care of properly, a washable air filter can last up to five years, which can save you a lot of money in the long run.

HEPA filters

A high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter is a mechanical air filter that is able to trap common allergens such as pet dander and hair, tobacco smoke and pollen. So if you struggle with allergies, look into a HEPA filter to see if it’s right for your household.

When it comes to choosing the right type of filter, make sure you do your research to get the best one for your household. Call Lee’s Air today so we can help you choose your perfect filter.

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