Choosing Pleated or Non-Pleated Air Filters

December 01, 2020

Just like other air filters for industrial use, filters for HVAC systems vary in many aspects. There is a multitude of options when it comes to types, shapes, and even brands, making it quite challenging to select which is best for you. Thankfully, you can narrow down your options by choosing between two major air filter classifications: pleated air filters and non-pleated air filters. Each of these air filters has its own set of advantages on why it would be a good choice for your specific applications.


Let’s take a closer look at each one to help you decide:


Pleated Air Filters

Pleated air filters are a great option mainly because they are more efficient than their non-pleated counterparts at capturing microscopic airborne particles. Moreover, they can filter plenty of undesirable debris from the air, including dust, mould, pet dander, pollen, and a multitude of bacteria. Typically, they are produced using a unique kind of wire synthetic material, which allows them to provide a higher level of air filtration than the standard filters you can find. Pleated air filters also come in various sizes to suit almost all types of HVAC systems, are very durable, are highly efficient, and serve as an outstanding solution for those who are suffering from allergies.


Non-Pleated Air Filters

Conversely, non-pleated air filters are more suitable for trapping bigger air particulates, such as lint and even insects. While they may not be as durable as pleated air filters, they are less expensive and can be reinforced with fibreglass filters for more strength. They also include electronic and electrostatic air filters that provide excellent filtration and airflow control. These can greatly contribute to the overall efficiency and performance of any industrial HVAC system. Lastly, they can suit any model and type of air conditioning system you may have.


At the end of the day, your decision should come down to your need to filter out smaller particles or not. Feel free to contact us if you need additional guidance!

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