Whole house air filters are designed to filter the air in your whole house, and they do this by filtering out dust, pollen, mold spores, and other harmful materials. RainSoft air purification systems accommodate each of the following four different types of whole house air filters.
Flat filters are a common type of air purification products in Florida. They are pleated paper and can be found in various sizes, shapes, and thicknesses. It would help if you changed flat filters regularly because they do not have the same filtration level as other whole house air filters.
Pleated filters have a pleating mechanism that forces the air through multiple layers of cloth. The pleats force the air through the filter, which traps dust and other particles in one place instead of allowing them to flow freely around it.
Most flat filters have a pleat count between 32 and 60 per square inch (SPI). You will need to replace your filter every few months.
UV filters are designed to remove harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays from the air. These filters work by absorbing the UV rays and then converting them into heat, where they will eventually dissipate through the filter.
The amount of UV light that gets through an air filter depends on the filter’s size and ability to absorb high levels of UV light. Most whole house air filters are not designed to remove all of the harmful UV rays from your home’s air, so it’s essential to use a large enough filter to cover all of your needs.
UV filters, including coatings or installable films on glass doors or windows, come in several forms. These options allow you to choose the filter best suits your house.
Electronic filters are increasingly popular because you can use them to filter out a wider range of contaminants than other types of air filters. They are more efficient, quieter, and have fewer moving parts than traditional air filters.
Electronic filters are typically made up of a combination of electrostatic and ion exchange media. An electrostatic filter uses charged particles to capture dust and other allergens, while an ion exchange filter uses a powdered resin that attracts and holds dirt.
Electronic filters can also remove odors from the air before entering your home or office. These are often called “smoke” or “vapor” filters because they help eliminate odors from cooking and smoking.
Electronic filters are relatively inexpensive compared with other air filters, but they require maintenance and replacement every few years or so.
Extended Media Filters
Extended media filters are one of the most popular air purification products in Florida because they provide the best filtration and airflow. These are constructed of multiple layers that are used to trap dust, pollen, mold spores, and other airborne contaminants.
These filters use pleated paper, foam, and activated carbon to capture debris, odors, and allergens. They also help prevent buildup in your home’s heating and cooling system. These filters can be used in conjunction with any furnace or air conditioner.
The advantage of an extended media filter is that it has better filtration capabilities than other types of filters because it has more surface area to hold onto smaller particles. The air quality benefits from this type of filter are also high, making them worth considering if you notice problems with your indoor air quality.
Whole house air filtration is a smart solution to reduce the amount of air pollutants in your home. For the best air purification systems in Florida contact Coastal Energy Water and Air for their RainSoft air purification systems.