Most heating and cooling systems still use a basic air filter. These filters were originally designed to protect the equipment, but not the people served by the equipment. The average air filter is only capable of removing three to five percent of the particles that pass through it.
Today, however, several permanent air filters are available in various efficiencies that can help you filter the air in your home. If you suffer from allergies, asthma, hay fever, or other breathing conditions, Gleason Heating and Air Conditioning has an air filter that can help you. We can even provide you with the same type of air filter used in hospital operating rooms.
Permanent air filtration differs from traditional filters found in most residential heating and cooling systems. Instead of common replacement after a given period of time, permanent air filters, much like aftermarket models installed in cars, only require regular cleaning. These filters line the interior of your HVAC system with woven polypropylene, which has an electrostatic charge that attracts dust and dirt particles like a magnet.
The biggest benefit of permanent air filtration in your home is the environmental impact. Washable, permanent filters do not have to be replaced as often. Traditional filters are designed to be changed every three months, which can cause them to pile up, as recycling and disposal options are often limited.
In addition, a permanent air filter rated to last anywhere from five to ten years can range in price from $60 to $120. While traditional filters’ prices vary from $35 to $90, they need to replaced far more frequently. Over the life of your heating and cooling system, you could stand to save quite a bit of money by using a permanent filter system.
At Gleason Heating and Air Conditioning, we offer two types of personal air filters for your indoor comfort and wellness: electronic air cleaners and media air filters.
Our electronic air filters attract and filter out dust, pollen, and other unpleasant things floating around the air with electrically charged particles. Electronic air filters are more environmentally-friendly than traditionally air filters, as you don't have to replace them multiple times throughout the year. However, you will have to remove an electric air filter to wash it every so often.
Media air filters use thick, pleated of material called media to snag allergens and dirt out of the air. These thick air filters last longer than traditional air filters, and can filter up to 98% of bacteria, mold spores, and other unpleasant airborne particles. While highly effective, media air filters may restrict air flow to your HVAC system if they're not consistently changed.
Not sure which air filter is right for you? Give our team a call and let us help you choose the best option today!
A permanent air filtration system from Gleason & Elfering can go a long way toward cutting costs and helping you breathe easier as you heat and cool your North Illinois home. If you’re curious about the money-saving, air-cleaning capabilities of a permanent air filter, request a quote for a high efficiency permanent air filter today.