AC filters are used to improve the air quality in your home or office. They help to reduce airborne particles and allergens such as dust, pollen, and fungi. AC filters can also remove odors and improve indoor air quality. If you are in Dallas and want to install different types of air conditioning filters, call us at The Right Choice and Heating Air.
Reasons To Change The AC Filters!
The most common reason to change the air conditioning filter is because of the buildup of debris or pollen. The debris will block the airflow and can cause your AC to run slower or harder. It can also increase your energy costs by using more energy to cool your home. To check your filter, open the casement doors on the filter housing and look for fine hair or fur that may have accumulated. If you see this, change your filter immediately. If you typically change your own filters, follow the manufacturer’s instructions on how to change it.
If your AC is producing unusual noises or if you notice that it is not as cold as normal, it could be due to a dirty filter. Try changing your filter to see if this resolves the issue. A dirty filter will also cause decreased cooling efficiency and increased energy costs.
Different Types Of Air Conditioning Filters!
There are different types of air conditioning filters available for air conditioning units. The most common types are the following:
● Pleated air filter,
● Electrostatic filter
● Disposable Filters
● Washable Filters
● HEPA Filters High-efficiency Particulate Air
● Ultra Violet UV light
● Air Scrubber Plus
Pleated Air Filters are made up of several layers of fabric that are sewn together around a cardboard core. Pleated filters are excellent at catching larger particles, including dust, pollen, and pet dander. However, they can become clogged with small particles such as lint and hair.
Disposable Filters: Disposable filters are used in non-medical, non-hazardous environments. These filters are readily available, inexpensive, and, most importantly, removed from their waste after use. They are best used in applications where contamination is not a concern.
Washable Filters: Washable filters can be repeatedly washed to remain effective. Though disposable filters are more cost-efficient and less cumbersome, washable filters offer the benefit of versatility and ease of use.
Electrostatic Filters: Electrostatic filters use charged particles to block particulates, odors, and viruses from the air. This technology can effectively filter small particles as well as gaseous contaminants. These filters use charged particles to catch smaller particles and debris. They also provide better odor control than pleated filters. There are several types of electrostatic filters available, including pleated, glass fiber, and carbon fiber variants. More Details
HEPA Filters High-efficiency Particulate Air: (HEPA) is highly efficient at filtering out dust, bacteria and viruses from the air. HEPA filters have been shown to capture 99.97% of particles under a specific size range. This technology can effectively filter small particles as well as gaseous contaminants.
Ultra Violet Lights: UV light is used to destroy airborne bacterial and viral infections naturally without the use of chemicals or power. UV light weakens the strength of airborne pathogens, which allows them to be consumed by beneficial organisms in nature typically found in the air we breathe. More Details
Air Scrubber Plus: Cleaning, mopping, and offending odors can be harmful to us. Air Scrubber Plus with Active-Pure technology, makes mopping up offending odors, cleaning surfaces, and even reducing harmful airborne contaminants as simple as turning your furnace on for the first time, your fan, or your HVAC system.
Filters tend to get clogged and once their capacity has been reached the dirt is then released downstream to the system and into the heat exchanger, covering the inside of the ductwork and the blower motor. The dirt can then cause issues and malfunctions in the mechanical and electrical parts of the system and result in high repair costs and even worse. The dirt will circulate back into the house with all the dirt, bacteria and moisture in the system and can result in mold and fungi. Dirty filters can also affect energy cost due to insufficient airflow and result in increased fan runtime. More Details