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Air Conditioner Filters

in Cleaning Supplies, Janitorial Supplies

Air is the one thing that keeps us surviving. Though you should not be concerned about air on earth, people care air quality more and more. Clean air is so important to our and our families’ health. If you care for your health too, you should understand the air conditioner filter more.

The usage of air conditioner is a must-have appliance for every house. The air filter in the air conditioner helps cool the foil and keep the air clean. There are many types of air conditioner air filters. Fiberglass, pleated, electrostatic are common ones.

Types of air conditioner air filter

Fiberglass filter is considered as a disposable one as you would have to change it around a month. It is inexpensive. It can trap large particles like smog, dust, smoke particles that are within 0.3 to 100 microns. But it is not effective to trap micro particles from 0.3 to 1 micron. It costs you around $10 for a dozen.

Pleated ones with the folded features capture more particles than the fiberglass ones. It catches around 35% to 40% of the airborne particles. They are not effective to trap the microscopic allergens which are the main cause of asthmas and other respiratory allergies. It costs you around $40 for one.

Electrostatic filter is made of electro-statically charged fiber. This kind of fiber acts like magnet to trap the particles and allergens. It is much more effective than the fiberglass and pleated ones especially when it is new. As this is still a disposal filter, you are required to replace for every 2-3 months. They are more expensive especially when considering the frequency of replacement. It costs you around $100 or more.

3M is one of the brands that offer a wide range of filters at very considerable prices. It has fiberglass ones, pleated ones and also electrostatic ones. It also offers washable and reusable ones which can last for a few years.

3M High Performance 1’ Filters, Filtrete Air Cleaning 1″ filters, Filtrete High Airflow 1″ filters can capture at least 90% of the large particles, which outperform the non electrostatic filters. 3M also offers a range of products under these products featuring at allergen, pollen and dust reduction. And that includes Filtrete Maximum Allergen Reduction Filter, Filtrete and Ultimate Allergen Reduction Filter, Filtrete Micro Allergen Extra Reduction filter, Filtrete Micro Allergen Reduction filter, Filtrete Micro Particle Reduction filter and Filtrete Dust and Pollen Reduction filter, etc.

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