Examining The Major Pros And Cons Of UV, HEPA And Pleated Filters

August 19, 2022

With rising pollution levels, it is evident that indoor air quality is a major issue these days. With the presence of a multitude of contaminants and allergens in the air, it's more important than ever to have a good air filter. But with so many different types of filters on the market, it can be hard to decide which one is suitable for you. In this blog post, the pros and cons of UV filters, HEPA filters and pleated air filters will be discussed to help you decide which type of filter is best for your home or office.


Pros and Cons of Various Air Filters


UV Filters

UV air filters work by emitting ultraviolet light, which in turn kills harmful microorganisms.



One of the main benefits of a UV air filter is that it is very effective in eliminating bacteria and viruses from the air. This is especially beneficial for people who suffer from allergies or respiratory problems.



They can be expensive to purchase and maintain. Additionally, UV air filters can only remove microorganisms from the air; they will not remove dust, pollen or other allergens.


HEPA Filters

HEPA stands for "high-efficiency particulate air" and these filters are designed to remove 99.97% of particles that are 0.03 microns or larger from the air. This includes dust, pollen, mold spores and pet dander.



Extremely efficient in removing contaminants from the air, they can also be a cost-effective solution if they are maintained well.



  • They are ineffective at removing odors, gases and fumes, as the particles are smaller than the filter size. 
  • While it can remove mold, the contaminant has a tendency to settle on the filter itself, shortening its lifespan.


Pleater Filter

Pleated air filters are primarily made from pleated paper or fabric. They are less expensive than HEPA filters and can last up to three months before needing to be replaced.



Not only can they trap large particles with their pores, but they are also effective in filtering large swathes of air due to their large surface area. 



Although not as expensive as HEPA filters, pleated filters can still be quite pricey when compared to washable or fiberglass filters. 


With a clearer understanding of the pros and cons of these filters, you can now make a more informed choice for your home or office space.


You can always count on us at Dynamic Filtration to design and customize the perfect filter element for your particular operations. Our decades of experience, knowledge and high-quality equipment guarantee exceptional results. To know more, contact us today. 

Request a quote