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Air Filters for Air Conditioners

The air inside your home is not automatically clean by nature, it has to go through filtration first to become clean. An air filter traps dirt and debris coming through a ventilation system before they have the chance to enter your home. Filters trap and absorb plenty of airborne irritants and allergens over time, but they do not last forever. A filter’s use, environment, and effectiveness all help dictate how often your filters will need replacing.

MERV Ratings

MERV, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value, ratings are among the first things you should check before buying filters of any kind. Air filters consist of tight weaving, the closer the strands, the higher the ratings and the smaller the particles it is able to absorb. The average MERV Rating for home air systems falls between 8 and 12. Higher rated filters are usually reserved for industrial of commercial buildings. Filter King offers standard and premium filters MERV rated at 8 and 11, respectively, in a variety of sizes to suit most air systems.

A/C Air Filters

The basic A/C air filters are in a ventilation system to keep the airflow coming through clear of harmful, microscopic intruders. Your air filters last only a certain amount of time, usually depending on the MERV rating, before requiring replacement. When your home suffers from dirty filters, the results are consequences to both billing and airflow.

When a filter is dirty, then that causes problems with airflow through a ventilation system. The air cannot easily make it through the blocked-up filter so the system works to compensate. The ventilation system uses up extra electricity to keep the air flow going and the result is a spike in energy use. Unless you maintain your ac air filters, the energy bills start to increase and quickly stack up over time.

A/C Furnace Filters

The traditional model of furnace works by pumping air inside, heating it to the right temperature, and then re-releasing the air. A blower fan pushes the air through this process, and the AC furnace filter protects the blower fan. An AC furnace filter will prevent certain airborne particles from traveling through a blower fan and ending up in the ventilation system. A furnace filter must be periodically replaced like AC air filters, as well. Airflow issues with a furnace may cause temperature fluctuations throughout your home.

Central Air Conditioning Air Filters

A central AC air conditioning unit requires a large amount of space and a large filter to work effectively. The unit pumps in air from the outside before re-distributing it throughout your home, but not before filtering the air first. A central air conditioning air filter is able to prevent entrance to allergens and pollutants such as:

  • Dust
  • Dust Mites
  • Pet Dander
  • Smoke
  • Pollen
  • Mold
  • Bacteria
  • Viruses

Once the central air conditioning air filters are in place they can immediately begin protecting your home. Old central air filters may are disposable by either trashing them or recycling them.

Disposing of Old Filters

When you need to replace your old filters, the process is easy to learn and quick to do. You can locate the air filters using your owner's manual, and from there, remove it. Afterward’s, you can place a fresh, new filter in place so that the airflow is not disrupted or unfiltered. The old disposable filters need careful handling or the trapped dirt and debris may be re-released back into the air.

Find Air Filters That Suit Your Needs

The air filters you need depend on the type of ventilation system you have in your home. Your home may be in need of multiple filters of different sizes. You can order the amount of filters you need at the quality you want in the sizes best suited to your air systems. You may even use our subscription service where we deliver brand new filters to your home as often as on a monthly basis.