Air filters are the silent workhorses of HVAC systems. They are crucial in maintaining air quality and system efficiency. Selecting the right air filter isn’t just a technical choice; it’s about ensuring a healthy and comfortable environment in your home or business. Let’s dive into the diverse world of air filters.

Why Are Air Filters In HVAC Systems?

Air filters protect your HVAC system from dust and debris and ensure that the air circulating in your home through your ducts is clean. A good air filter can significantly reduce pollutants and allergens, enhancing the system’s performance and your home’s air quality. As well they ensure the longevity of your HVAC components!

Fibreglass Air Filters

These are the most common and affordable and found in most box stores. Made from layered fibreglass fibres, they are designed to trap both small and large particles. However, cheaper ones are less effective at capturing smaller particles.

Pleated Air Filters

Pleated filters are made from polyester, and their pleated folds capture more and smaller particles than their fibreglass counterparts. They’re a step up in price and performance, providing better air filtration.
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HEPA Filters

High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are the gold standard in air filtration, trapping 99.97% of particles. They’re ideal for homes with allergy sufferers.

Washable Air Filters

These eco-friendly filters can be washed and reused. While convenient and cost-effective, they require regular maintenance to maintain their efficiency.

Understanding MERV Ratings

MERV ratings, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Values, indicate how effectively a filter captures particles. Higher ratings mean better filtration but doublecheck with the technicians at GPH Mechanical to ensure your HVAC system can handle your preferred filter’s efficiency level.

Breathing Easy: Wrapping Up Your Air Filter Choices

Selecting the ideal air filter is vital to harmonizing your indoor air quality with the capabilities of your HVAC system. The right choice leads to a more enjoyable and healthful living space.
If you’re uncertain about which air filter is the perfect fit for your home, GPH Mechanical is here to help. Our team of experts is dedicated to providing you with the ultimate solution. During regular maintenance checkups, we always check the filters and replace as needed. Contact us for your winter checkup and ensure your home has the best air quality possible.
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