Home & Kitchen Ideas

How To Clean Your Air Filter

Good air filters should be cleaned and inspected at the very least once a calendar year. The air filter is responsible to trap particles that can cause problems. It allows heat from the heater to pass through the system, but it also traps any airborne irritants. These irritants can lead to allergies, asthma, and other respiratory problems.

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Inspecting the air filter at least once a year

Inspecting your merv 13 air filter at least once per year is critical to the performance of your heating and cooling system. It should be changed regularly, or changed more often when the filter is especially dirty.

Clean the air filter using an air filter fan

Clean your air filter using an air filter fan to remove any pollutants. To remove the dirt and grime from your air filter, soak it in a solution of hot water and vinegar for at least an hour. Then rinse it with clean water. If your air filter is very large, you can use a gardenhose for washing it. To avoid damaging the filter, make sure you run the water in the opposite direction to the flow of air.

Carbon air filters

Carbon air filters are a great choice to reduce air pollutants in your house. They remove harmful VOCs from your home and neutralize unpleasant smells. These filters work by passing gases through an activated carbon bed.

Paper air filters

There are many types of paper air filters. The primary difference between these filters and other types is the way they let air flow through them. Compressed fibers make paper air filters, which have tiny holes. These holes can become blocked and air must find another route through the filter medium. The more dust and dirt accumulates on a paper filter, the more the resistance to air flow will increase. As a result, the amount of air that passes through a paper filter is significantly reduced.

Aluminum air filters

Aluminum air filters are washable and can be reused many times. They are also resistant to corrosion and washable. These filters are used in HVAC units to remove airborne particles.

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