The Purpose of Pleats in Air Filters

July 16, 2020

If you’re a regular buyer of air filters for your HVAC system, you’re likely acquainted with the broad range of air filter products available to you. While there are many air filter products on the market for you to choose from, it’s best to have a general understanding of their classifications. Most air filters fall into one of two broad air filter classifications: pleated and non-pleated air filters.


Depending on your needs, you might opt for a pleated air filter over a non-pleated filter product. But you might not know exactly why pleated filters are an optimal product choice. In today’s blog we’ll delve into the purpose of pleats in air filters, and how they aid in the filtration process. Read on to learn more.


Pleated filters are known for their ability to filter more particulate over non-pleated filter types. 


As its name suggests, pleated filters are defined by their folding pattern as part of its filter media. The pleats in the filter media expand the surface area density while simultaneously reducing airflow - allowing for them to effectively collect more particulate than standard non-pleated filter products, all without increasing  your HVAC system’s energy consumption. 


Another reason people tend to choose pleated air filters over non-pleated types is because they require less maintenance. It is best advised that non-pleated disposable filters be changed monthly or every 30 days. Whereas pleated filter products can last up to 3 months of use. 


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