Thicker air filters, also known as multimedia filters, are typically 4 to 5 inches thick and can provide more filtration than standard 1-inch filters. To put that into perspective, a 1-inch air filter may need to be changed every month, while a 4-inch air filter can last up to six months. These thicker filters can trap more particles than a standard filter, providing better air quality for your home or office. However, they can limit airflow and cause system and air quality problems if not used correctly.
It's important to understand how air filter sizes work and choose the right size for your HVAC system. If the filter is too small, dirt particles, such as dust, mold and other contaminants in the air, could slip through the gaps. If the filter is too large, it could cause airflow problems and damage components of your HVAC system. The easiest way to determine the size you need is to remove the current air filter from your air conditioning system.
Alternatively, you can choose from filters that are already in stock if your air filter size is available. Locally owned Jansen Heating and Cooling only installs first-line air filters in Cincinnati homes. In general, 1- and 2-inch air filters are installed in standard HVAC systems, while 3- to 6-inch filters are installed in larger HVAC systems. For maximum efficiency, choose the thickest air filter you can that fits your HVAC system correctly.
The price of repairing your air conditioner over time will be much lower if you choose an accredited contractor to regularly repair your cooling system. Ultimately, thicker air filters provide better filtration and last longer than standard 1-inch filters. This means that you can enjoy improved air quality in your home or office without having to worry about changing your filter as often. By selecting the right size for your HVAC system and having it regularly serviced by a professional contractor, you can get the most out of your cooling system.