Many people are unaware of this fact that air inside our homes contains more microorganisms and pollutants than the outdoor environment.
Clean Air Service Tampa Bay: The congested home environment and lack of air circulation causes the air pollutants to trap inside which can cause allergy and breathing problems. Air filters can clean the air inside your home and make it cleaner and healthier.
Air filters work by drawing the air through different filters that remove particles, odors, chemicals, vapors, dust, and allergens; and the cleaned air is released back into the room.
Air filters are essential to keep the quality of indoor air maintained. There are different types of residential air filters available at Clean Air Service; the selection of air filter depends on the quality of purification needed and the facility where the filtration system is to be installed.
Home air filters are of four basic types, which differ in their efficiency to remove air pollutants of different sizes. The efficiency of an air filter is measured by its Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value or MERV Value. A less efficient filter has a lower MERV value than a highly efficient filter.
With so many filters available for you to choose from, how to decide which one is the best for your home? Let’s have a look at different types of residential air filters and what does each group has to offer.
HEPA filters are highly efficient air filters; they can remove 99.97% of all the air pollutants down to the size of 0.3 microns. This means that a HEPA filter can remove dust mites, allergens, tobacco smoke, metallic fumes, bacteria, pollens, molds, and dust particles.
HEPA filters are highly efficient with a MERV rating of 17 to 20, but they do not provide a home-wide filtration solution; therefore, a HEPA filter has to be placed in each room which makes them an expensive choice.
Pleated filters are similar to HEPA filters, but they are pleated or folded, which reduces their efficiency. Pleated filters can efficiently remove large size particles like dust, pollen, and molds. Many air pollutants like dust mites, allergens, tobacco smoke, bacteria, etc. that have tendency to cause diseases, are not removed by pleated filters.
Pleated filters provide better airflow and do not require any alteration in the ducts. They need less frequent maintenance and repair as compared to the HEPA filters. Pleated filters have a MERV rating of 10 to 13.
Fiberglass Air Filters
Fiberglass air filters are made up of natural fibers like coconut’s fiber, which are interweaved with one another to create a mesh. Fiberglass air filters are very cheap, but also inefficient with a MERV rating of 1 to 4. These filters can remove only 10% of the air pollutants.
Custom Size Filters
These type of home air filters are offered by Clean Air Service. These air filters are made in different sizes for heaters, furnaces, and air conditioners according to the customer’s requirements. Custom size filters are cost-effective and also very efficient in removing dust mites, pollens, animal dander dust, odors, mold spores, etc.
Clean Air Service offers a diverse range of filtration products and services. We have been providing quality air filters and purification services for last 35 years.
For more information on different home air filters for your Tampa Bay Area home or office, you can visit our website or call us at 1-813-237-6826.