Monthly Archives: January 2015

Different Air Filter Types Serve Specific Customer Needs

There are several common air filter types which are made from a variety of materials. It’s beneficial for customers to take into consideration their specific needs when choosing a filter, as each kind functions uniquely and is ideal for different situations.

  1. Fiberglass or polyester: These filters are cost efficient and disposable, however, they don’t provide a great amount of protection against pollutants. They can be appropriate in certain situations, though. For example, a fiberglass air conditioner filter can be of use to a customer looking to simply protect their air unit from large particle debris.
  2. Washable and reusable: Because these filters can be cleaned, their lifespan is much longer. They’re also often size-adjustable. It’s important to note, however, it can be difficult to get them completely clean, and they’re not very effective with trapping smaller harmful particles.
  3. Pleated non-electrostatic: The pleats provide a larger surface area which enables these filters to trap more dangerous particles. They cost a little more than regular fiberglass panels, but, because they’re capable of capturing smaller particles, they are ideal for many circumstances. Customers shopping for a replacement furnace filter, for example, who own pets, will benefit from this type, as they’re better for trapping dander.
  4. Pleated electrostatic: This type of filter is equipped with charged particles that help trap dangerous air contaminants. It is the most effective for capturing harmful pollutants and allergens such as mold spores and pollen. Due to this ability, these filters are ideal for customers suffering from seasonal or regular allergies.

Furnace Air Filter Needs Change with the Seasons

As the seasons change, so do the harmful particles floating through the air. When shopping for a new furnace air filter, it’s useful to take into consideration the different particles for each season that may become problematic. The levels of contaminants in the air will vary with the changing temperatures throughout the year. A new filter specific to the season can help keep your home safe.

 

The information on a Honeywell furnace filter package will indicate the type of protection each kind of filter offers. For example, some are built to catch small particles such as bacteria and mold, while others trap large particles like dust and pet dander.

 

In warmer months, choosing a filter that’s designed to handle outdoor allergens will be greatly beneficial. As the flora blooms, the pollen count rises, and the abundance of plant and mold spores increases. Outdoor pollution also generally increases during the warmer months as the air becomes more stagnate. Many filters are equipped to trap smog and other pollutants that amplify in the heat.

 

The cooler temperatures bring their own set of dangerous contaminants which an appropriate air filter can help combat. Smoke from various heat sources can send billions of harmful particles into the air. In addition, when people bring out their blankets and warm clothing that have been tucked away during the warmer months, they emit dust, mites, and even mold particles into the air. Purchasing a filter designed to battle all these will help keep air inside the home safe throughout the colder seasons.