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Electrostatic Filters—Advantages and Benefits

electrostatic filters

One of the things we expect out of our homes is that the air we breathe should be safe, clean, and healthy for our families. The best way to ensure you’ll be breathing clean air is by regularly changing out the air filter in your home. A fresh air filter will not only clean your air, but it will also help your HVAC system run more efficiently.

When you are looking to change your air filter, the best choice for your home is an electrostatic filter.

What’s the Difference Between an Electrostatic Filter and a Standard Filter?

The air filter is probably the least thought about part of your HVAC unit, but it’s one of the most important features. A proper air filter can help you save money on your heating and cooling costs and cut down on indoor air pollution.

There are two types of air filters to choose from: electrostatic and a standard air filter. The main difference between these two are that electrostatic air filters are washable and standard filters are not (they are actually disposable).

Regular AC filters have to be replaced each time you need to change your filter out—plus, they can reduce the amount of air flow from your furnace or AC unit. They are generally good at improving the air quality inside the house, but they typically only filter out larger particles like dust, lint and dirt and aren’t as good for removing allergens or pet dander.

Electrostatic filters, however, are made of electrically self-charging fibers, and they help trap small particles in your HVAC system by building up static charge that attracts these bits and pieces. Electrostatic filters do not impact air flow and are less expensive for your household because you don’t have to change them out each time the filter gets dirty.

Filter Replacement with Air ducts cleaning

In addition to regularly washing your electrostatic filter, it’s a good idea to get your air ducts professionally cleaned so that your home is filled with clean air and your system runs efficiently.

Interested in HVAC cleaning services by Kiwi? Give us a call today for a quote!