What to Consider When Choosing an Air Filter

As a homeowner, one of the best things you can do for your house is take care of the air that flows through it. A home’s health is measured by its air quality, which is why choosing the right air filter for your space is so vitally important. 

With what seems like endless options on the market, choosing the right air filter can feel overwhelming, however, as long as you do your research, the choice can be easy. When comparing air filters and finding the right one for your home, take into consideration:

Initial Efficiency:
The percentage of air pollutants that the filter catches with each pass.

Sustained Efficiency:
The efficiency percentage the filter is able to sustain over time.

Dust Holding Capacity:
How much dust and pollutants a filter can hold. The more a filter can hold, the less often it needs replaced.

Dust Spot Efficiency:
How well a filter can trap dust in a laboratory environment. The higher the rating, the more pollutants the filter will catch from the air in a standard home.

Pressure Drop:
Also known as filter resistance, this rates how easily and efficiently air can move through the filter.

Choose the best filter for your house by figuring out which ratings and percentages your particular airflow and HVAC equipment suggests for optimal performance. Also factor in if there are any allergy sufferers in your home, since they will require higher performing air filters in order to be comfortable.

No matter the air filter you end up choosing for your home, Overland Park Heating and Cooling will help you every step of the way. From research to installation to maintenance, our experts are trained to make your air filter experience an easy and affordable one. Start searching for your perfect air filter today, and breathe easy for years to come.

To learn more about air filter choices, and to find the right one for your home, visit Overland Park Heating and Cooling today.