Discover the One That Fits Your System Best
Did you know that air filters are not all created equal? It’s true. Sure, your cooling system keeps you comfy when you need that chilled relief, but it’s the air filter in your system that determines the quality of your indoor air. Now that we live in the era of COVID-19, it’s even more important to keep our indoor air as clean and fresh as possible. And the best way for homeowners to control their IAQ is by investing in the very best filters for their HVAC systems.
But how can you determine the perfect type of air filter for your specific system? Great question. And Buehler is here to help!
How to Pick the Perfect Air Filter
As a homeowner, you know the main function of an air filter is to keep your indoor air healthy and clean. These devices filter out any bad pollutants from invading your happy space. But did you know that different air filters do different things? Here’s a quick rundown of the various types of filters and what they do.
UV (Ultra Violet) Filters
Are you overly concerned with getting sick or picking up germs that your kids bring home from school? UV filters can zap viruses, bacteria, and mold in your home. These filters don’t screen out dust and small contaminants like other filters, but they do zap those yucky germs and micro-organisms that can make you sick.
Do you have allergies? If so, HEPA filters are great at removing airborne particles that can aggravate allergies or asthma. They trap dander, pollen, smoke, and dust mites and prevent them from entering your indoor space, so you can breathe better.
Pleated filters do a good job of trapping smaller debris because they have a large surface area. They provide much higher quality air filtration than their non-pleated counterparts. Depending on the quality you purchase, these can sometimes filter out viruses and bacteria, too, making them a great choice.
The advantage of fiberglass filters is that they are inexpensive and disposable. However, while they protect your HVAC system against dust, they don’t help boost that indoor air quality.
Electrostatic filters also work well for allergy sufferers. They use an electromagnetic charge to grab bad particles, such as dust and dander, right out of the air. They help with respiratory issues and make breathing easier.
Still Have Filter Questions?
If you still have questions about air filters and would like a consultation from Buehler to determine the best type for your home, give us a call! Our indoor air quality experts have been helping Jacksonville Beach residents improve their indoor air quality for years—and we’d love to help you, too. Schedule an appointment today and we will professionally diagnose your home’s situation and recommend the perfect filters for your home.