How To Pick The Best Air Filter For Your AC System

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:

  • 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.

Trust Del-Air Heating and Air Conditioning With Your Air Filter Installation Needs

To learn more about the best air filters for your needs, contact Del-Air Heating and Air Conditioning today for a consultation with our experts at 888-831-2665. We help families choose the right filters and change them out as part of our regular tune-up appointments. You can trust us to keep your  air conditioning running strong while reducing energy bills for years to come.

Easy Financing

Same Day Approval Learn More
Have A Question For Us?
Review Image
Review Image
Our Reviews See What Your Neighbors Are Saying

We are so grateful that Del-Air took care of us. It was an easy initial call. They ran routine service/maintenance. In that appointment, Raymond showed us areas in our air units that needed addressing. He took his time and made sure he made a thorough inspection of all the equipment. And what a nice gentleman. We…

Corie L.

Sanford, FL

This was my first experience with Del-Air and they were prompt, professional, and knowledgeable. They were able to get me in on the same day for a maintenance visit, which I wasn’t expecting but very much appreciated. The office staff was pleasant and so was the technician that came out to service my air conditioners. Thanks…

Kenya D.

Davenport, FL

Called at 9pm and they were at our house the next day at 9am. Thorough evaluation , great communication, and fixed our problem without a hard upsell for a whole new unit I. Honest service and I have great confidence with this company moving forward.

Matt G.

Jacksonville, FL

This is our second house using Del-Air and the value and service is why we come back. Our tech Reggie was fabulous! Above and beyond service, super nice, professional and thorough!

Suzanne S.

Tampa, FL

I have been using Del-Air for our home a/c concerns since purchasing our home 8-yrs ago. They have been and remain top- notch.

Bryan C.

Sarasota, FL