Everyone who has ever owned a furnace knows the importance of changing out the air filters on a regular basis. Without a clean air filter, the furnace is likely to get clogged up and begin to work poorly. The flow of air will slow or sometimes stop completely.
You may have good intentions of keeping your air filter changed on a regular basis, but are unsure as to which type of filter you should buy.
There are many different opinions on which is the best type of furnace air filter, so it’s best to get several opinions before deciding on which one is right for you.
Blueair Central Furnace Filter
This furnace filter has a pretty high quality rating. The cost is relatively inexpensive and it cleans air twice as fast as some of the other brands. One of the cons about this filter is that it must be plugged into a wall socket, which may not be possible with some units.
Envirosept Furnace Filter
This filter is nice because it uses very little energy and has no ozone production. However, it does need electricity to work and you cannot order custom sizes of this filter.
Guardian Air Filter
This air filter is washable, which means you don’t have to replace it as often as some of the other filters you might get. It is also an inexpensive filter, which is good if you are on a budget. However, if you live in a dusty area, prepare to wash out this filter once every month or so.
BoAir Furnace Filter
The BoAir filter has a 5 layer construction which makes it a little more durable than other filters. It is also washable, which makes this filter very economical. However, this filter does not come with a lifetime warranty like some others.
These are just a few of the things that you should consider when purchasing air filters for your furnace. By taking your time and making careful choices, you should be able to find the air filter that is right for you.
Originally posted 2010-07-10 05:09:20.