When you’ve owned a home for a few years, you soon learn that innovation moves along at breakneck speed when it comes to energy efficiency and the things that make a difference to your family’s health. That includes furnace filters. These essential parts of a clean air environment in your home have gone through some dramatic changes since they had to be attached to a hammock that rested inside the unit gabapentin generic. There’s a variety to today’s choices that can satisfy even the most discerning family. One of the more common types are the pleated versions that can either be replaceable or permanent, mechanical or electrostatic. Take care to match these with your home’s needs as there are quite a few to choose from. HEPA filters are at the higher end of the scale since they remove 99.9 per cent of all particles down to 0.3 microns. However these are so efficient, they reduce the air flow in furnaces and for that reason are not always recommended. A better lower maintenance option is the Pureair system offered by Lennox, that allows for the same level of filtration as the HEPA without hampering air flow and with the added carbon filter feature. Electrostatic filters are permanent and need to be washed regularly. These are electronically charged to capture impurities in the air and are very effective provided they are cleaned on a regular basis, just be careful to avoid any units that produce ozone into your home. Finally, there’s the activated carbon filter that’s considered very effective since it also removes odours, chemicals and fumes as well as the same particles as the other choices. For the best results, an activated carbon filter needs to work with a pleated or electrostatic filter to ensure all the particles are removed. Choosing the right furnace filter is all about determining your needs and budget at the same time. There are different choices for different situations and lifestyles. Oosterveld Heating and Air Conditioning is a family owned and operated business servicing Guelph and the surrounding areas. You can see their fine selection of Lennox equipment at www.oosterveldheating.com or call them at 519-837-2351 for more information.