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Air Filter Selection 101

Air Filters can essentially make or break your HVAC system. Obviously, the best AC unit would operate with an efficiency rating exceeding 20, but not everyone can enjoy this coveted technology. For most of us out there, choosing the correct AC filter, regularly maintaining it is the surest way to optimize energy efficiency and AC longevity.

Filter Types

In the Animal kingdom every genus has a species. So it is the same in the world of plumbing: pleated air filters, sustainable air filters, and fiberglass filters are among the most common. The virtue of the pleated filter is cost. It filters out dust mites, and other irritants, but it must be changed every 90 days. Sustainable air filters are much more efficient but require regular maintenance—pleated filters can just be thrown away and changed constantly. Fiberglass filters are the cheapest, however these must be replaced every 30 days.

Reach out to a Professional

No matter what air filter you choose, it is best to consult a professional. At Albuquerque Plumbing we require all our technicians to undergo rigorous certification processes and uphold the highest level of professionalism. Indeed, in the land of enchantment you can be assured that you AC is in good hands when you reach out to Albuquerque plumbing.

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