When it comes to selecting the right furnace filter for your home, the thickness of the filter is an important factor to consider. Thicker air filters, known as media filters, are generally 4 to 5 inches thick compared to the ubiquitous 1 inch filters that you can even buy at grocery stores. These thicker filters have more square feet to capture and retain air particles, making them more effective at removing dust, dirt, pollen, allergens, bacteria and other air pollutants from your home's air. A 4-inch thick filter will have more holes than a 1-inch filter, making it easier for air to pass through and become less restrictive.
This means that a 4-inch filter will last longer and provide better air quality for your home. With a 5-inch air filter, you get even more cost savings on your energy bill since larger filters provide better airflow and lower pressure drops. In comparison to a 1-inch oven filter, a 4-inch thick filter may need to be changed every six months instead of every month. This means that you get more cost savings in the long run since you don't have to replace the filter as often.
Additionally, since the 4-inch filter is less restrictive, your HVAC system won't double its energy consumption. When it comes to selecting the right oven filter for your heating and cooling system, it's important to remember that size does matter. A clogged 1-inch filter gets dirty very easily and can cause problems with your HVAC system if not replaced regularly. If you have an oven in the house, you may need to replace the filter every 2 to 6 months.
Fortunately, most HVAC systems are able to adapt a media filter cabinet either under the oven or on the side. This makes it easier for you to replace the filter when necessary and maintain a healthy, clean and pure home environment for you and your family.