If you are considering purchasing an electrostatic filter for your furnace, then you are most likely already aware of the many great benefits that purchasing one of these filters can bring you and your family. In case you are unaware, these filters provide many benefits to homeowners including improving the air quality of their home, and saving them money since these filters do not need to be replaced like traditional filters do. However, many people who are aware of these benefits are reluctant to purchase an electrostatic filter for their home, because they believe a permanent filter will be harder to install and clean. This is however not the case since electrostatic filters are extremely easy to install and clean. To prove this, here are instructions for installing and cleaning an electrostatic air filter.
The installation process for electrostatic filters is extremely easy since it is done in the same way that you would install a traditional air filter. The air filter should have an arrow at the top. You will want this arrow to point toward your furnace, as this is the direction that the air will be flowing. Once you have determined which way your filter needs to face, simply install it in the same place that your old filter went.
There is a misconception that permanent electrostatic air filters require more maintenance and are more difficult to clean than other air filters. However, electrostatic air filters only require cleaning once a month, which is the same as a traditional disposable air filter. To clean your air filter, simply vacuum it off to remove dirt and dust. Once every three months however you will need to remove the filter in order to clean it more thoroughly. The process of cleaning this type of filter more thoroughly is still simple. All you have to do is remove the filter and rinse it off with a hose. Makes sure that you hose off the filter in the opposite direction of airflow so that dirt and debris is not pushed further into the filter. Once you have cleaned the filter, allow it to sit for 30 minutes to ensure that it has dried thoroughly before reinstalling it.
As you can see, the installation and maintenance of electrostatic air filters is just as simple as that of traditional air filters. However, these filters are much more beneficial since they work more efficiently and they do not need to be replaced. If you have more questions regarding electrostatic air filters, contact us. We will be happy to address any concerns you may have regarding electrostatic filters; we can also help you to pick the right electrostatic air filter for your furnace.