There are many different types of filters to fit every customers needs and budgets. Here are a few of the more basic types:
Generic filters are the filters that most people buy for their home. They are inexpensive, but are so for a reason. The general rule is if you can see through the filter… air, dust, bacteria, contaminants, almost anything will get through pretty easily. You can buy a filter, or be a filter…
Pleated filters catch much more than their generic counterparts and do not cost much more. A pleated filter catches far more dust, bacteria and allergens from the air and can greatly increase the life of your system, saving you money.
Washable filters are exactly what they sound like. They are much higher quality filters that instead of being replaced every month, you can simply wash them out. Since it is not disposable you can buy a high quality filter that pulls a large percentage of contaminants from the air and still makes sense financially. These filters are excellent for homes with smoking or pet odors, as well as anyone who has allergy issues or asthma.
Electrostatic Filters are non-disposable filters that run a small electrical charge through them. They give maximum air flow while still removing many of the allergens, odors, dust, bacteria and viruses that can exist in your home. Electrostatic filters are excellent for families with allergy issues, asthma issues or families that find themselves getting sick often.