Electrostatic air filters offer an eco-friendly alternative to disposable filters, and when you consider that industry experts recommend you clean or change your air filter every four to six weeks the benefits become clear.
The purpose of an HVAC filter is to trap contaminants and particulate such as pet dander, mold spores, dust, bacteria, and more, and prevent them from being recirculated throughout your indoor air and from damaging HVAC system components. Once the filter becomes dirty or clogged contaminants may freely enter your living space and airflow is hampered, reducing the efficiency of your heating and cooling equipment and placing unnecessary wear and tear on parts.
This type of air filter is permanent and designed to last the lifetime of your heating and cooling equipment. They are washable, and while cleaning them correctly takes about 20 minutes once every one or two months they are a viable alternative to traditional disposable air filters.
The effectiveness of an air filter is measured by the MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) rating, where the higher the rating the fewer contaminants that can pass through it. Electrostatic air filters are typically assigned a MERV rating between four and ten while the most common MERV rating for a traditional residential air filter falls between eight and eleven; climbing as high as 14 for high efficiency HEPA filtration.
Electrostatic air filters consist of multiple layers of vented metal which allows air to pass through. As the molecules come in contact with the first layer the friction between the air and the metal cause them to become positively charged, and heavier molecules containing allergens, dander, mold spores and more become attached to the next several layers of metal and remain trapped there, while clean air molecules continue on their journey.
One of the most appealing features of this type of filter is that it’s a one time purchase and under normal circumstances should never have to be replaced. Additional benefits include:
Whatever your reasons for considering electrostatic air filters Harrell King can help, providing air quality solutions for homeowners in Bainbridge, Thomasville, and the surrounding areas for over three decades.
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