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What Is The Best Type Of Air Filter For Your Home?

What is the best type of air filter for home

Air conditioner filters are not a common topic of conversation. In fact, many homeowners are unaware of the many different types of air filters available. Considerations like your city's air quality, family allergens, unit type, and pets should be considered when choosing the best filter for your AC unit.

Types Of Filters For Your AC Unit

Different filters have different benefits, so it's best to review your options before making a final choice. Sky Whirl Inc. Heating & Air Conditioning offers a consultation to review filter types and help you decide which one of the best fit for your unit and your lifestyle.

  • HEPA Filters - HEPA filters are well-known for removing almost all allergens and pollutants from the air, which is their most significant benefit. These filters are ideal for homeowners with severe allergies or pet dander. They are relatively economical because they only need to be changed every few years; however, they will need to be fitted by an air conditioning company professional.
  • UV Filters - UV filters use short-wave ultraviolet light to kill bacteria and viruses. Although these filters are excellent at reducing pollutants like mold and germs, they are not as effective at filtering dust and allergens. They also will not reduce bad smells, such as cigarette smoke.
  • Washable Filters - Washable filters are highly economical and usually last for your HVAC unit's lifetime. Because they are reusable, they are also very economically friendly. They do, however, require work on the owner's part. They must be cleaned thoroughly each month, or they will lose effectiveness.
  • Pleated Filters - Pleated filters are the "typical" filters people usually think of when they think about an air filter, using a type of fabric to filter airflow. They are generally very price-friendly, but they must be purchased regularly since they are disposable. They are great at filtering larger particles and can also be recycled after use.

Protect Your HVAC System With Regular Maintenance

One of the best ways to assure your filter stays clean and is replaced on time is by scheduling maintenance cleanings. Our air conditioning company can help you with a regular AC maintenance plan. At Sky Whirl Inc. Heating & Air Conditioning, we offer everything from our 18-point maintenance plan to regular cleanings and filter changes. We'll be there 24/7 to provide your desired service no matter your HVAC needs. Call 209-535-8086 or schedule a service online today!

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