Experts recommend a permanent electrostatic filter with a rating of MERV 8 and microns 1 for those with allergies. This kind of filter captures particles in the air with self-charging fibers. They can also catch smaller contaminants without getting dirty too quickly. These filters have washable versions, but when you clean them, be sure that they’re completely dry before placing them back where they go.
Another type of filter you should consider is a disposable electrostatic filter with a MERV 10 rating and microns 1. They’re like washable filters, but you can’t reuse them. There are also HEPA filters with MERV 14-16 ratings and microns up to 0.3. These filters can trap 99.97 percent of airborne particles. Because these filters can capture a lot of particles, they tend to clog a lot faster.
When not replaced, they can restrict airflow and put a strain on your HVAC system. Moreover, it’s not advisable to use HEPA filters if they’re not made for the kind of equipment you have. Keep in mind that the wrong filter can increase your energy bills and even harm your HVAC system.
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