- Fiberglass Filters—Exceptionally thin, fiberglass air filters have a simple, flat-panel surface for trapping particles from the air.
- Pleated Filters—Pleated air filters remove up to 45 percent of the air pollutants from your home. The number of pleats per foot impacts the overall efficiency.
- High-efficiency Filters—One of the most effective and practical varieties, high-efficiency filters remove up to 85 percent of air pollutants from the home.
- True HEPA Filters—A great choice for those seeking extra protection, high-efficiency particulate air filters remove an impressive 98 percent of air pollutants to keep your family breathing easy.
Proper home air filtration requires that you change your filters on a regular basis before you start to see evidence that system performance is suffering. Unfortunately, most people don’t really understand the differences between the cheaper air filters and the higher-quality options that offer improved results. Not only does selecting the right filter affect your family’s health, minimizing instances of asthma and allergies and removing potentially harmful air pollutants, but it also ensures energy bills stay low, even as utility costs rise. This is because the unit doesn’t have to work as hard to achieve the same cooling results. At Del-Air Heating and Air Conditioning, we specialize in helping clients choose the best air filters to keep their air conditioning systems functioning at top capacity. Mechanical Air Filters The most common variety of filter for use in residential AC systems, mechanical air filters work by using synthetic fibers to trap small particles, debris, and dust, among other materials. The goal is to prevent these contaminants from circulating in the air and getting into our lungs. Mechanical air filters come in different varieties including: