There are different types of air filters available in the market that you can choose from for your Dallas, TX home heating and air system. In regards to indoor air quality, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) established energy efficiency standards using a rating system that is better known as MERV, or minimum efficiency reporting value. MERV uses a rating scale that ranges between 1 and 16. Extremely inefficient air filters have the lower rating and high-efficiency air filters receive the highest ratings.
There are three main types of heating and cooling air filters that are most commonly used in systems. These three types are washable, fiberglass, and polyester air filters.
Washable Air Filters
Washable air filters are not that very effective or efficient and are not recommended for most heating and cooling systems. These types of filters require additional maintenance and are more prone to catching fungus, bacteria, and other microorganisms that can escape from the washable air filter. The MERV rating for these filters typically ranges between 1 and 4.
Fiberglass Air Filters
Fiberglass filters tend to be highly effective at catching large particles that could potentially damage your heating and cooling system. However, fiberglass filters do not assist in the improvement of indoor air quality. These types of filters do not cost that much but they do need to be replaced quite often. If you are looking to improve indoor air quality in your home then it is not recommended to use fiberglass filters. The MERV rating for these filters ranges between 1 and 4.
Polyester Air Filters
Polyester air filters, also known as pleated air filters, are quite effective at capturing dust and other small particles that fiberglass air filters cannot catch. These types of filters can remove up to 45 percent of the indoor air irritants in your home. They also have an added advantage in trapping these particles without significantly restricting the airflow from your HVAC system. These filters have a MERV rating of 8 to 13. These types of filters tend to be a good alternative for homeowners who wish to help improve their indoor air quality.
High-Efficiency Air Filters
High-efficiency air filters, including HEPA filters, are some of the best filters available on the market. They are extremely effective at removing airborne pollutants from indoor air. However, the downside of high-efficiency air filters and HEPA filters is the cost of them. They are made from pleated filter paper or synthetic polyester fibers. They have the highest marks in the industry for how much they can remove dust, pollen, mold, and other volatile irritants from the indoor air. Their MERV rating ranges between 14 to 16.
Why Choose K&S Heating & Air
When you choose to use K&S Heating & Air for your air filter needs you can rest assured in your decision as we are one of the leading experts in the field within the Dallas, TX area. All of our professional technicians go through a rigid screening process and drug and alcohol tests before they are hired. Our technicians also stay up to date by continuing their education in the HVAC field by taking ongoing classes to help them stay on top of emerging technologies, techniques, and innovations in the field. All of this helps K&S Heating and Air provide you with the service you want and need. You can count on us to get the job done correctly, professionally, and with your safety in mind.
Additional Indoor Air Quality
K&S Heating and Air’s professional technicians can take care of all of your indoor air quality needs. From providing general repairs to installations, you can count on K&S Heating & Air to provide you with what you need. Some of the following indoor air quality services provided is as follows:
- Air Exchangers
- Air Filtration
- Air Purifiers
- HEPA Filters
- UV Lights
Contact K&S Heating & Air
K&S Heating and Air provides indoor heating, air, and indoor air quality solutions for both residential and commercial customers in the Dallas, TX metropolitan area. We offer a full line-up of professional indoor air quality services. There is no job too big or too small that we cannot handle. If you are in need of service for your home or office then give us a call today. K&S Heating and Air is available twenty-four hours a day and seven days a week for your convenience.
We are a family-owned and operated business that has been providing heating and cooling service solutions for many years in the Dallas area. K&S Heating and Air is also a proud member of the Better Business Bureau, where we maintain a solid A+ rating. If you are in need of service and have questions or concerns, then you can give us a call and one of our professional and friendly HVAC technicians will assist you.