Therefore, www.NeverBuyAnotherFilter.com is launching a campaign to educate consumers about the environmental and health benefits of electrostatic air filters.
Benton, TN (PRWEB) April 20, 2009
Many environmentally conscience people are switching to permanent, washable electrostatic filters. "More than 70 percent of American homes have forced air heat and cooling systems that require the use of air filters." The most common type of air filter is the disposable fiberglass spun filter readily found at most stores. These filters are non-biodegradable and take up a tremendous amount of room in our landfills. "NeverBuyAnotherFilter.com is launching a campaign to educate consumers about this little known environmental hazard and the fact that there is a better alternative." Electrostatic filters come with a lifetime warranty, provide much better filtration against dust and allergens and can simply be vacuumed or hosed off when needed.
Looking at the relatively small filter in our own home, we may not appreciate the extent of the problem that these common products create for the environment. But, for a moment, try to get a mental image of the size of the stack of filters that you throw away in a year's time. Now imagine every household on your street throwing away that stack of filters. How about every household in your town, county or state? Consider the fact that over 100 million homes in America use air filters. It is surprising that this problem does not get more attention. "Therefore, http://www.NeverBuyAnotherFilter.com is launching a campaign to educate consumers about the environmental and health benefits of electrostatic air filters."
Electrostatic filters are also commonly referred to as washable air filters, permanent air filters and lifetime air filters. Depending on where you live in the country, they can be called electrostatic furnace filters, a/c filters or air filters. They are made from non-corroding aluminum and are designed to be vacuumed off or taken outside and hosed off when needed. Electrostatic filters are built to last the life of your heat and air unit with proper maintenance. They have 10 times the filtration capacity of a throwaway fiberglass filter. A good electrostatic filter is rated at 90% peak dust arrestance or higher using the ASHRAE 52.1 Protocol and will have an initial air resistance rating of 0.12" W.G. or lower. These filters do not require any electricity. They simply drop in the same slot where the disposable filter goes. A natural static charge is built when air passes through the special layer of self-charging mono-filament woven polypropylene. This results in dust and allergens being attracted to the filter.
"Electrostatic filters generally cost between $40.00 and $70.00 and pay for themselves in about one year when compared to similar MERV 8 disposable filters." They are available in all standard sizes and can be custom made to any size in 1/8 inch increments. The aluminum frame comes in widths of ½ inch, 1 inch and 2 inches. By far, the most common size for household use is 1 inch. Electrostatic filters can also be made with flexible woven frames so they can bend and twist to fit unusual applications. The filter media generally comes in 3-stages or 5-stages. The 3-stage electrostatic filter has an extremely high 94% peak dust arrestance and a 0.12 W.G initial resistance. The 5-stage filter has an extremely low 0.10 W.G. initial resistance and a peak dust arrestance of 90%.
Visit us at http://www.neverbuyanotherfilter.com for more information on helping the environment and reducing dust and allergens in your home by switching to an electrostatic air filter.