What Type of Furnace Filter Should You Choose?

What Type of Furnace Filter Should You Choose?To take care of your furnace, you should change its filter on a regular basis. To do this, you can hire a furnace maintenance specialist, or if you prefer, you can change the furnace filter yourself. Keep in mind that there are several filters for you to choose from.

High-Efficiency Pleated

If you’re looking for a top-of-the-line filter, then the high-efficiency pleated furnace filter is what you need. It’s made from four to five inches of pleated cotton that’s connected to a rigid metal grid, all of which protects the furnace from leaking and fluttering.

Disposable Electrostatic

This furnace filter has a MERV rating of 10.  It is constructed of self-charging paper fibers. If you live in a home with children or pets, the disposable electrostatic will be of great value.

Disposable Fiberglass

Probably the most commonly used type of filter used in furnaces, the disposable fiberglass has a MERV rating of two to three. The filter tends to do a decent job on keeping the air clean, but for homes with asthma and allergy suffers, a higher-quality filter will be of benefit.

Permanent Electrostatic

If you’re looking for a filter that you don’t dispose, but one can you take out and wash , then a permanent electrostatic filter will work good for you. Most times, it will have a lifespan of six to eight years.

Disposable Pleated

With a MERV rating of six, the disposable pleated filter is an excellent choice for homes with children or smokers.  If you’re wanting a filter that can be constructed from green materials, a disposable pleated filter is what you’re looking for.

If would like more information on furnace filters, as well as instructions on how to properly change the filter in your furnace, please don’t hesitate to contact us at Powers Heating today.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Peachtree City, Georgia and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).

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