I presently have a Honeywell f100 media filter. Would it be possible to replace it with a HEPA Pure and put a carbon filter with it and use the same housing that the Honeywell f100 currently has? Will the HEPA pure cause an air flow restriction problem for my home unit? How often do they need to change in an average home?
That’s Not a Good Idea, But You Do Have Options
Installing a HEPA filter and a carbon air filter in one air conditioning or heating unit would cause you nothing but problems because it would negatively impact air flow.
Low air flow can cause a number of problems such as:
- Evaporator coil ice ups
- Increased operating costs
- Tripping limit switches on heating equipment
- Hard to heat areas in your home
- Hard to cool areas of your home
Here Are Some Options That May Work For You
Option #1 – Carbon Pleated Air Filters
Carbon air filters are made of polyester material impregnated with activated carbon. They have a MERV 8 rating which means they do a moderate job of filtering dust particles from the air. Their real benefit of using Odor Ban pleated air filters is their ability to remove odors associated with smoking, cooking and pets. They are available in many sizes to meet most needs.
Option #3 – HEPA Air Filter
HEPA filters are the most efficient filters available for residential use. These filters use a pleated design for extended filter life and minimize air flow restriction. They remove up to 99.97 percent of dust particles from the air.