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Which AC Filter Is Best?


To fill your home with the purest, coolest air Florida residents rely on throughout the year, it’s essential to know how to select the best AC filter to achieve this. A few attributes to consider when looking into what air filter to purchase: For one, size matters. Different units require different sizes, so it’s crucial to ensure you get the right size so your unit’s performance isn’t hindered.

Additionally, filters are available at a range of costs. You can also compare the MPR (microparticle performance rating) and the MERV (minimum efficiency reporting value) to narrow down the right filter for you and your needs.

You should consider an electronic air filter to achieve the cleanest air possible. While they are pricier, they’re the most efficient in achieving the freshest indoor air possible. Below, we discuss the benefits of electronic air filters alongside other air filter options.

Want to learn more about AC filters? Call Iceberg Home Services at (863) 223-1849 or contact us online for more information!

Different AC Filter Options

Male arm and hand replacing disposable air filter in residential air furnace..While they all essentially do the same thing, different air filters offer different functions and benefits. Not only is weighing out the pros and cons of each a good rule of thumb before choosing which one to go with, but it’s also essential to maintain regular upkeep. Changing out your air filters roughly every three months will inevitably increase the efficiency of your unit. The three air filters used for AC units include:

Mechanical Filters

The most common filter used in homes across America, mechanical filters are constructed of fiberglass with charcoal layers that trap dirt, dust, and other debris. You can choose 1- and 2-inch thickness, so you must determine your specific unit’s size beforehand. It’s best not to attempt cleaning these filters as they can be easily damaged; changing them out when they are dirty is vital.

Pleated Filters

Pleated filters are like standard mechanical filters, but the fiberglass and charcoal layers are pleated, offering up more material that can be used for filtering. Pleated filters trap 30% to 40% more debris than their mechanical filter counterparts, leaving you with purer air!

Electronic Filters

As mentioned above, electronic filters are the best option if you’re looking to achieve the freshest air possible. As the name suggests, these filters are electronically charged; this enables them to capture and filter out things like mold, smoke, pet odors, and other small allergens that other filters can’t capture.

For more information about the different types of AC filters, contact Iceberg Home Services online or call (863) 223-1849.

Why Choose Iceberg Home Services for Top-Notch AC Maintenance?

Iceberg Home Services is here to aid you in determining what filter is right for you. We offer comprehensive AC maintenance services designed with our client’s well-being in mind, and we’ve been delivering these services for over 70 years! Keep your AC unit tuned and working well with regular maintenance so that it won’t fail you when you need it the most — our maintenance services help extend your unit’s life span, lower your monthly bills, and improve your unit’s efficiency and your home’s comfort.

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