A variety of products are available to filter the air coming back to your furnace and help create a healthier indoor envronment. Upgraded air filters and whole-home air purifiers can provide relief from allergies, eliminate odors and airborne contaminants, and improve the efficiency and extend the life of your heating and air conditioning equipment.
The most common central air filters are made from a fabric or mesh, and usually range from 1–5 inches thick. Often making use of a pleated design, the furnace filter is normally located in the ducting next to or adjacent to the furnace.
In older installations, the furnace filter may sometimes be found in the furnace blower compartment. In some systems, the filter(s) may be found in return-air filter grilles located in a ceiling or wall.
The thinner filters generally cost less and need to be changed more often, while the more effective, thicker filters cost more, but typically retain their effectiveness for 6 months to a year. Some of these high efficiency media filters also incorporate activated charcoal, for assistance in odor reduction.
When upgrading your existing furnace filter, care should be taken to choose a product that’s a good match for your furnace fan and the ducting system, one that allows for good airflow throughout your home.
Air filter issues–neglected or ineffective–are the most common cause of furnace failure. One of our representatives would be glad to suggest a product to best meet your needs.
Want to eliminate cooking odors quickly? Kill germs that spread disease as soon as they enter your home? Improve the effectiveness of your existing air filter?
The REME HALO In-duct Air Purifier, from RGF Environmental, is an air cleaning system that will do all of the above, and we are so confident of its performance we’ll provide a 90-day money back guarantee when we install one for you.
Working in conjunction with your standard air filter, employing state-of-the-art plasma technology, the REME HALO will immediately turn your home into a healthier place. Contact one of our estimators or service technicians to learn more about this valuable product.
More Filtration Products
There are a dizzying array of products available to clean the air passing through your furnace, most of them with a list of pros and cons. We believe the products listed above are great solutions in most cases, but would be happy to discuss and install other products if that is your preference, including electronic air cleaners, ultraviolet (UV) air treatment systems, and whole-house HEPA filter systems.