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Is There Really a Difference Between the Different Type of Furnace Filters?


Just as there are several different types of furnace for you to choose from, you’ll also have your fair share of furnace filters to choose from. With the help of Action Furnace, you’ll know which furnace filter is the best fit for your home, personal needs and budget.

Disposable Fibreglass

This type of filter is the most basic and the least expensive. Disposable fibreglass filters are designed to keep debris, dust and other large particles from blowing through your ventilation system. While affordable, they don’t do much to clean the air in your Calgary home.

Disposable Electrostatic

If you’ve got the money to afford them, disposable electrostatic filters are some of the best when it comes to trapping the smallest of particles and allergy irritants. We recommend this type of filter for homes with pets, smokers and children.

Disposable Pleated

A pleated filter is one of the more popular options and does a better job of filtering out mites and spores. If you don’t do a very good job of regularly changing out the furnace filters you have now, you might want to consider something else. The reason for this is that disposable pleated filters have to be changed often, otherwise you risk damaging your HVAC system.

Permanent Electrostatic

The great thing about permanent electrostatic filters compared to their disposable counterparts is that permanent filters can be thrown in the washing machine to get them clean. While you’re considering the cost, you should also consider the fact that you can use these filters for anywhere from six to eight years. One caveat with this specific type of filter is that it’s not as effective as a disposable electrostatic filter, but this is balanced out by the fact that permanent electrostatic filters produce very little waste.

Action Furnace is here to provide you with professional furnace maintenance to help you get the absolute most out of your filter and your furnace. Let us know if you need help deciding on the perfect filter.

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