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5 Reasons Pleated Air Filters Out-Perform Standard Throwaway Filters

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Standard throwaway filters are typically the least expensive air filtration option available to Bay Area homeowners. But these filters only provide a bare-minimum of protection for your HVAC system and the air you breathe. Although installing an air cleaner is the best option for improving your home’s air quality, some people aren’t ready for the more complicated installation that they require. So what’s a homeowner to do? The next-best option would be to install a pleated air filter.

What is a pleated filter?

A pleated filter is an air filter that uses a folding pattern with its media (hence the name “pleated” filter). By pleating the media, these filters can have an increased surface area and density while minimizing the reduction in airflow. In other words, pleated filters can collect more particles than standard throwaway filters without increasing your air conditioner’s energy consumption.
Most pleated filters can fit right into the slot where a normal throwaway filter would go. This often makes them the best filtration option available for people who don’t want to make alterations to their homes’ ductwork.

5 reasons pleated filters out-perform standard throwaway filters

If you have any questions about a pleated air filter, or if you’d like a cooling system serviced or installed in your home, contact Cabrillo, your Bay Area plumbing, heating and air conditioning company.

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