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Central HVAC Electronic Air Filters

Furnace electronic air filters keep not only your furnace working at its most efficient, but also your breathing easy. Central HVAC electronic air filters attract and capture particulates that can cause health problems. With dust, dander, fumes and various other particulates filling the indoor air you breathe, having a good filtration system on your furnace or central air conditioner is a good step.

When was the last time that you looked at your central heating and air conditioning's air filter? Although it is easy to overlook, you need to be aware that the air filter needs to be changed regularly to keep your HVAC system working efficiently.

An efficient HVAC system can help save you money and can increase your quality of life. That is why it is so important to perform regular maintenance on your system and to research your choice of air filters to ensure that you are making the best choice for you and your family.

Setting a regular date that you change or clean your central HVAC electronic air filters will help you keep the filters from becoming dirty and clogged. A dirty and clogged air filter can cause you to lose money and can cause your health to decline. It will also cost you more to operate your HVAC system because it has to work harder to pull air into the system when filter is dirty. This causes your electric bill to rise. It can cost you money in repair costs to your HVAC system.

A dirty and clogged air conditioning or furnace electronic air filter also cannot work to remove contaminants out of the air as well as a clean and fresh air filter can. Your goal should be to keep your air filter as clean as possible so that it can pull as much air as it can through the filter to filter out those pollutants out of the air that can cause breathing problems.

Electronic air cleaners work by electrically charging the particulates to draw them into the air filter where they are captured. Usually air conditioning and furnace electronic air filters are the panel type in addition to a carbon filter. The panel air filter captures the electrically charged particulates, while the carbon filter works to remove odors from the air. Both of these filters work together to make the air cleaner and fresher. The downside of electronic air cleaners is that they may release some ozone into the air, which can be irritating to some people, especially people with breathing difficulties.

Unless you suffer from allergies or asthma, it may not be necessary to remove all of the particulates from the air. There are many different air filters available that are able to capture different sizes of particulates. MERV (Minimum Efficiency Rate Value) ratings help consumers determine what percentage of particulates that the air filter in question can capture. A MERV rating of 11 is efficient at trapping up to 95% of the particulates, while an air filter with a MERV rating of 6 can only trap about 45% of the particulates. Researching the MERV ratings on the air filter can help you determine which one is best for your home and your family.

Central HVAC electronic air filters are a decision that should be taken seriously. A quality, clean filter can save you money in operating costs and in health costs for you and your family. By regularly changing or cleaning your air filter you can help to keep your air conditioning and heating system working efficiently. Your health and your wallet will thank you for it.