Duct mounted furnace filters, which are sometimes known as “Whole House Air Purifiers,” have been shown as the best way to clean the air in your home. The question is what type of filter is going to work best?
In a Study by the CMHC (Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation) a comparison of premium 1″ filters, charged media filters, HEPA filters, 4″ pleated filters and Electrostatic filters was made. Each whole house air purifier was tested for 48 hours. After all testing was completed, it was found that the greatest improvements in indoor air quality was delivered by the electrostatic system. Furthermore, the second lowest cost of maintaining the system was the electrostatic, as well. As to ozone, the ozone inside the house was found to be safer and lower than the ozone levels in outside air. The CMHC concluded that electrostatic filters provided the best and most cost effective method of cleaning the air in a home.
A Lower Cost Alternative
While Electrostatic was found to be the best at cleaning the air in our homes, you can install a MERV 10 or 11 filter system on your home’s air handler for as low as $85.00. LakeAir gives you great alternatives to keeping your family healthy and safe.