When it comes to keeping your home clean and healthy, air filters are an essential part of the equation. But how much does a home air filter cost? The answer depends on the type of filter you choose and the size of your HVAC system. In this article, we'll explore the different types of air filters available, their MERV ratings, and the cost of installation. At The Home Depot, you can find a variety of air filters to suit your needs.
All TRU air filters have a MERV 13 rating, which is the level used by hospitals and doctors' offices to efficiently remove harmful particles while maintaining airflow. MERV 13 fights bacteria and viruses from coughs and sneezes, along with dust, pollen, smoke, and other airborne contaminants. To reduce the frequency with which you replace your air filter, you can extend its life by improving indoor air quality. This can be done by using a vent while cooking or not smoking in the house, among other things.
Professional installation is important when adding an air filter to your home because the units go between your home's air duct and the intake. Upgrading to an electronic filter gives you the most benefit for your money in terms of removing the most particles without the high cost of UV or HEPA filters. The air cleaner works to keep the fan motor clean by removing airborne contaminants that pass through the system. There are many replacement sizes of air filters available; the size you need depends on your HVAC system.
We measure how well an air filter removes dust, pollen and smoke from the air, and we see how freely air flows through the filter at any fan speed. Air filters have minimum efficiency report (MERV) values from the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) that rate a filter's ability to capture particles between 0.3 and 10 microns using a scale of 1 to 16. The cost of an air filter will depend on its size and type. Generally speaking, basic fiberglass filters are the least expensive option, while electronic filters are more expensive but offer more benefits in terms of particle removal. Professional installation costs will also vary depending on your HVAC system. When it comes to keeping your home clean and healthy, investing in an air filter is a smart choice.
With so many options available, you can find one that fits your budget and meets your needs. Be sure to do your research to find out which type of filter is best for you.