Furnace filters protect your furnace from debris and also help collect dust and other particles in the air. Though there are several types of filters, they all provide the same protection to keep your home’s air particle free.
No matter what filter you choose, it is important that you complete regular maintenance and replace your filter as needed. Not only will this keep your home free of debris, but it will also help you avoid more costly repairs down the line.
Learn more about what type of furnace filter is right for your unit today. Contact Master Mechanical at 847-722-0000 or use our online form to learn more.
Fiberglass - this type of filter is a low-cost way to catch much of the larger dust particles that circulate in the air. However, they are not as effective at removing smaller particles.
Electronic - this type of filter needs electricity to work properly. It can remove smoke particles and other debris in the air. However, this type of filter has a high initial cost and requires regular maintenance.
Reusable - this filter uses a plastic or metal foil pad that can be cleaned and reused. Typically, it can last up to 5 years.
Deep-pleated - this type of filter offers the highest efficiency however it requires a special box to hold it.
Pleated polyester - this type attracts smaller particles and offers a larger filter capacity than other types. It can be used for up to 3 months.