如果家中尘土飞扬或空气质量异常 isn’t as good as it used to be, consider this possible culprit: an ineffective air filter 上 your 暖通空调 system. Low-quality air 过滤器 may fail to trap pollutants, diminishing the quality of the air in your home and coating your furniture with excessive dust.
As a result, it makes sense to buy a high-quality air filter for your 暖通空调. But how can you tell the difference between air 过滤器? If your 暖通空调 filter could be the reason for the low air quality in your home, take a look at these tips to buy a better 上e.
的 best air 过滤器 have higher 最低效率报告值（MERV） ratings based 上 their effectiveness in trapping particles. Air 过滤器 with higher MERV ratings not 上ly trap more pollutants, but they'll also need to be changed less often —这意味着您可以减少工作量并降低成本。
Forget about fiberglass 过滤器
薄的平板 air 过滤器 made of fiberglass aren't very good at trapping air particles. 在 fact, fiberglass air 过滤器 are so ineffective at trapping particles that they'll 上ly get rid of about 10 percent of the air pollutants in your home. 在 fact, they aren’t even designed to improve air quality; they're really just meant to protect 暖通空调 systems.
Pleated 过滤器 are somewhat effective... at a cost
Pleated air 过滤器 are better than fiberglass 过滤器 at trapping particles, but they still 上ly trap about 45 percent of air pollutants in your home. That's not bad, but the real downside is the maintenance schedules of pleated air 过滤器: if they get clogged, they can break the limit switch 上 your 暖通空调, preventing it from turning 上. As a result, pleated air 过滤器 need to be replaced more frequently than others.
High-efficiency air 过滤器 are becoming the new standard
凭借一些最高的MERV等级， high-efficiency air 过滤器 remove up to 85 percent of pollutants (including dust and pollen) from your home. Most high-efficiency air 过滤器 are made of synthetic polyester fibers that can trap small particles better than those in other air 过滤器. Look for high-efficiency air 过滤器 coated with special chemicals that can also kill airborne mold and bacteria. On top of keeping the air in your home cleaner and fresher, high-efficiency air 过滤器 can also help your 暖通空调 system work more efficiently for longer.
即使您使用高质量的空气过滤器，家里的空气质量仍然会比不定期更换空气过滤器的情况差。 —而且大多数人不会像平常那样频繁地更换HVAC空气滤清器。 如果您的房屋没有宠物，没有地毯，并且没有其他可能降低空气质量的因素，专家建议房主每三个月更换一次HVAC过滤器。如果您的房屋充满其他污染物，请更换 filters every two months. Pleated 暖通空调 过滤器 need to be changed at least 上ce a year.
Choosing a high-quality air filter and replacing that filter regularly can improve the air quality in your home and increase the longevity of your 暖通空调 system, saving you money over time. Of course, even if you buy the highest-quality air 过滤器 and change them regularly, your 暖通空调 system still needs to be cleaned, serviced, and inspected annually. 的 experts at 约翰·C·洪水are knowledgeable about the needs of your 暖通空调 system and can answer any questions about air 过滤器. 安排服务 与我们今天的一名HVAC技术人员一起。