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Picking The Right Filter For Your Air Conditioner

You could get several varieties of air filters for your ac unit, like the HEPA, standard, pleated, electrostatic and electronic filters. The most typical among these are the standard, pleated, and electrostatic filters. These filters are normally installed in the walls, ceilings, furnaces, and even in the conditioning machine itself.

The standard filters are made from spun fiberglass and cardboard frames, and are capable of filtering 10 percent of the dust particles. These filters have to be replaced every month. The pleated filters are more efficient than the standard ones. Their filter material is designed like a paper fan, and as they cover a bigger area, they can get rid of about thirty 5 to forty percent of the air particles. They are supposed to have a life span of two to four months, at least that is what their manufacturers say. Varying between $5 to $20, the pleated filters are a bit more pricey than the standard ones.

The electrostatic filters catch dust particles through an electric charge. The electric charge is either built in, or is produced when the air goes through the layers of the filter. These filters are priced between $20 to $100 each. It would be sufficient for you to replace the filter only once a year.

An electronic air filter has almost the same mechanism as the electrostatic filter. People suffering from allergies normally choose this type of filter. The electronic filters are more efficient than the electrostatic ones, as they do not impede the air flow inside the machine in any way. You can pick any type of filter according to your requirements, but make sure that you get the conditioner coils inspected and cleaned by a contractor each month.

The only way to make your ac unit work at its best, is to replace the conditioner filters at regular intervals. This is really important, because choked up or dirty filters would obstruct the proper flow of air. This would, in turn, abate the coils' capacity of soaking up heat, and naturally, your ac unit would simply stop working smoothly.Aire Serv\nDallas Texas Heating And Cooling

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