Permanent Air Filters
Air filters are tools used in an air system to keep fresh airflow coming in while trapping and absorbing harmful floating particles. Average air filters consist of a tight mesh weave designed to capture passing particles with enough openings to let air through. Over time, air filters become dirty and inefficient due to all the particles they have captured clogging their systems. When an air filter becomes clogged, the general response is to dispose of it and purchase a new one. However, a permanent air filter provides you with a filtration tool capable of repeated use.
Reusable Filters in an Air System
Permanent air filter cleaning only takes a few easy-to-learn steps, but they need regular cleaning. Your air filter will become dirty over time. How quickly this happens normally depends on filter quality and environment. Air filters rank on the Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) system, which determines a filter’s efficiency. High MERV rated air filters have mesh weaving able to block out particles as small as microns in size. Permanent air filters become dirty faster with higher MERV ratings and in certain environments.
The air that passes through your permanent air filter can contain a wide range of issues depending on the surrounding environment. Homes in areas with high levels of allergens, pollutants, dust, and debris have an air filter constantly capturing particles. Internal conditions are important as well, with air filters preventing the spread of smoke or pet dander. Your permanent air filters will become clogged with particles and require cleaning to prevent any type of problem.
Disruptive Dirty Air Filters
When you air filter is dirty, then the clogged mesh weaving is unable to efficiently process airflow. When the airflow has problems coming into your home, then the effects are evident by the resulting lower indoor air quality. Fresh air is necessary to keep the air inside of your home fresh, clean and healthy. Disrupted airflow has a variety of effects on residents, the air system and billing alike.
When your home lacks clean air, then the air quality inside soon begins to dip as stagnation begins to set in. Old, dry air is damaging to the lungs and when breathed in for long enough the effects only continue to grow worse. Any internal pollutants or irritants like smoke or pet dander are also left floating in the air until breathed in. Lower air quality may eventually lead to the trigger or development of breathing problems. The air system will attempt to bypass a clogged air filter but this leads to further issues the longer a filter remains dirty.
Your air system will try to push incoming airflow past a blocked air filter by increasing its electrical usage. An air system pushes its mechanisms to a point where they are in danger of wearing down or failing completely. A system working with increased electrical usage also causes energy bills to rise over time. Dirty air filters continue to cause billing to rise until, in a permanent air filters case, a cleaning.
Permanent Furnace Filters
The air filters in your furnace need maintenance as well. Permanent air filters are able to save time and money by providing a washable alternative to disposable filters. You will need to be sure to maintain your furnace filters or the effects could be severely damaging to the system. Clogged furnace filters will be unable to allow the heated air to pass through. Trapped air in a furnace can cause a dangerous heat rise and temperature fluctuations throughout your home.
Buy Permanent Air Filters for Your Air System Today
We offer a variety of air filters that classify as disposable and permanent, all available for purchase today. Permanent air filters save you the money you would otherwise spend on periodic filter replacements. You will need to keep your filter clean but the savings will become more evident over time. Start saving today when you buy your permanent air filter from Filter King!