Proper air filtration is a key component of keeping the air in your home clean and free of potential pollutants.
But there are many different types of air filters available. Some are better than others. Which ones are right for your home? To answer this question, you need to look at the various types of filters available and recognize their effectiveness in removing particulates from the air.
Types of Filters:
- One-inch filters
The most common filters on the market today are the one-inch filters found in supermarkets, hardware stores, and home supply retailers. All these filters guarantee a percentage of effectiveness but are careful. We’ve found the least expensive filters offer little to no cleaning ability and the most expensive filters restrict too much airflow as they get filled up. We’ve partnered with Natures Home to provide our customers with the highest quality filters at the most cost-effective rate we could.
- 4 -5-inch filters
These provide good airflow but, again, are generally not great at collecting particles less than one micron in size.
- Electrostatic filters
They tend to be tough to clean and are, unfortunately, good at restricting airflow. Restricting airflow ow can impede the effectiveness and efficiency of your entire HVAC system.