We often get asked if it is possible to use a Honeywell media air filter in an electronic air cleaner cabinet. And the answer is, yes, it is perfectly acceptable. The most common reason to do this is if your EAC has broken and you opt not to have it repaired.

Can I replace an electrostatic filter with disposable?

Since an electrostatic air filter is completely washable and reusable, you no longer have to keep a stack of disposable filters handy for monthly replacement. Instead, you simply remove your washable electrostatic air filter, clean it with water (and maybe a mild detergent), and then put it back in place.

Do media filters restrict airflow?

The higher the MERV rating or values means a greater percentage of particles captured on each airflow pass. Best practice is to match a media filter to your HVAC systems fan CFM. Media filters are tightly woven and can restrict a furnace’s ability to blow air through the house.

Is a media air filter worth it?

Media filters do an exceptional job giving you clean air and are one of the highest quality filters available for homes. They catch all sorts of particles and contaminants in the air, stopping stuff like mold, pollen, dust, dirt, pet dander, smoke and other contaminants.

Are electronic furnace filters better?

Electrostatic filters are the clear winner here. Although fiberglass filters are very inexpensive, they are only able to remove large particles from the air. They also offer little to no effect on improving air quality.

How do I add media filters to my HVAC system?

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Will a MERV 13 filter hurt my AC?

What Are MERV 13 Air Filters? MERV 13 air filters are the highest-rated air filters for home use. Any air filter with a rating higher than 13 will restrict air flow to the point of which could cause damage to your HVAC system, resulting in an added expense to fix it.

What is a benefit of the extra media material in the premium electrostatic air filters?

Your electrostatic air filter will save you money after just one year of purchasing it. Since you wash and reuse the filter, they don’t generate waste for the landfill. These filters can be recycled when you replace your heating and cooling system.

Are electric furnace filters worth it?

If you want to save money, time, and hassle of the air filtration of your home HVAC system, but don’t mind a slightly higher upfront cost, an electrostatic filter is might be the right choice for you. But, if you suffer from allergies or asthma, Simply the Best HVAC recommends a HEPA filter.

How often should you clean an electronic air filter?

The pre-filter and collection cells of an electronic air cleaner should be cleaned at least two or three times per year. Check the filter every 3 to 4 weeks. Replace your filter when necessary, or clean it if you have the reusable type. Reusable filters, should be completely dry before they are re-installed.

Are extended media filters worth it?

Made of a deeply pleated, paper-like material, media filters are at least seven times better than a standard filter at removing dust and other particles. An upgrade to a pleated media filter will cleanse the air of everything from insecticide dust to flu viruses.

Do I need both a furnace filter and a return air grill filter?

Do I Need Both a Furnace Filter and a Return Air Grill Filter? Yes, you are going to need a furnace filter and a return duct filter. The main purpose of the furnace filter is to protect the blower from dust, debris, pet dander, and so on.

How long do media filters last?

Filter media has a typical life expectancy of 10 to 15 years. The life span of your media may vary based on your raw water quality and filter maintenance, as consistent maintenance can prolong the life of your media.

Can you reuse filter media?

As with the prefilter sponge, there is no need to constantly replace them and throw away all that beneficial bacteria; just rinse the filter media in old aquarium water once a month. Coarse sponge pads remove debris from the water and can be reused by rinsing them on a monthly basis.

How do I change my aquarium filter media without losing bacteria?

How To Change An Aquarium Filter Without Losing Bacteria

  1. Change tank filter sponges one at a time.
  2. Leave the old filter in the tank.
  3. Reuse the filter media from the old filter.
  4. Always clean filter media in old tank water.
  5. Consider a 3-stage filtering system.

Which filter media is best?

The Best bio filter media

  • Biohome Ultimate Filter Media.
  • Seachem Matrix Bio Media.
  • Fluval Biomax Bio Rings.
  • Marineland Bio-Filter Balls.
  • EHEIM Substrat Pro Biological Filter Media.

How do you place media filters?

The order of filter media, no matter what type of filtration system you have, is always the same. It starts with Mechanical filtration, then Biological filtration, and finally Chemical filtration in that order.

How do you use filter media?

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