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Do electrostatic filters really work?

Do electrostatic filters really work?

Electrostatic air filter devices do work fairly well to filter allergens from the air, because they filter particles like dust, pet dander, or mold, which are the usual suspects when it comes to allergies. For an electronic air cleaner, the large particles are given enough charge for them to be captured well.

How long do electrostatic air filters last?

How Long Do Electrostatic Air Filters Last? The best thing about these filters is that they’ll last you for years to come. They have a lifespan of anywhere between three to five years, though some brands claim ten years of performance.

Are electrostatic air filters reusable?

Washable air filters, also known as electrostatic filters, are considered reusable or permanent since they are up to 10 times more efficient than standard disposable furnace filters.

How much do electrostatic filters cost?

Cost-effective over time: Electrostatic air filters cost approximately $50-60, while quality paper filters cost $10 plus. Paper filters should be changed at least every 3 months, so an electrostatic filter will pay for itself very quickly.

Are electrostatic air filters worth the money?

If you want to save money, time, and hassle of the air filtration of your home HVAC system, but don’t mind a slightly higher upfront cost, an electrostatic filter is might be the right choice for you. But, if you suffer from allergies or asthma, Simply the Best HVAC recommends a HEPA filter.

Can I wash an electrostatic filter?

An electrostatic air filter is a type of furnace filter. It is washable and reusable, unlike commonly used disposable replacement furnace filters.

How do I know if my electronic air filter is working?

Make sure that the pre-filter is in the cabinet slot farthest from the furnace. With the access door closed, turn on the Electronic Air Cleaner and the system blower fan. If neon light is on, the Electronic Air Cleaner is working.

Are more expensive air filters better?

Yes, in general, the more expensive air filters are more effective, but a single person with no pets and allergies might not need as much filtration as a family of five with three pets and a child with asthma. Also consider how long your air filter will last.

Are electrostatic air filters bad for you?

Ozone: Electrostatic air filters do NOT protect against ozone and even have the potential to produce ozone molecules which can aggravate asthma and damage the lungs. Air Flow: If these filters are not cleaned regularly they have the potential to have a negative impact on air flow.

Do electrostatic filters filter smoke?

An electrostatic air filter is very efficient at capturing between 80 and 90 percent of dust, pollen, pet dander, bacteria, mold spores and smoke in your indoor air. This is a much higher rate of capture than standard fiberglass or cotton-pleated filters.

What does an electrostatic filter do?

Electrostatic air filters separate themselves from pleated filters by using electricity to catch dust, pollen, and other airborne particles prior to them entering your home. The extra electrostatic charged particles drive the dirty particles towards the collector, trapping the dirty particles inside.