LESLIE: Mary from Iowa on the line who’s got a question about the furnace. How can we help you today?
MARY: I have a forced-air furnace that I heat my garage with.
MARY: And what would be the best furnace filter for that? Because I don’t like any dust out there.
TOM: Well, that’s a good question and you have several options.
First of all, the standard furnace installation comes with a fiberglass filter and of course, that just keeps the big particles out. You can use a high-efficiency filter. I know that 3M has one that’s quite good called Filtrete – F-i-l-t-r-e-t-e. And that will do a much better job than the fiberglass – standard fiberglass – filter.
And then if you really want to keep out a lot of dust, then you go for electronic air cleaner. And now you can have something that actually is so efficient, it will keep out virus-sized particles. So three good options. And if you don’t want to dust – and we feel your pain on that – you’ve got to put in a good-quality filter.
MARY: OK. Well, anyway, I certainly appreciate the fact that I got a chance to talk to you and you answered my question.
TOM: You’re very welcome. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.