There are so many things to consider when it comes to ideal home comfort. Should you buy a high-efficiency air conditioning unit? Which size and model of system is right for your home|? Are programmable thermostats truly worth the investment? And round and round we go.
Just when you think all the decisions have been made, another critical question pops up:
Which home air filter should I choose for my family’s health?
There are a variety of home air filters from which you can choose. Allergy prevention is a big objective for many families to stay healthy.
HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Home Air Filters
HEPA filters are rated as the top filtration product by Service Experts, as well as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the EPA. HEPA filters can get rid of up to 98% of pollutants in your home’s air. These are the types of filters commonly utilized in hospitals to destroy germs and keep everyone healthy, but Service Experts offers them for home air filters. If there are any serious respirational health issues for anyone in the home, the experts advise the investment of a whole-home HEPA air filtration system.
High-Efficiency Home Air Filters
These bad boys remove 85% of air pollutants in your home. Not only will high-efficiency home air filters assist with relieving allergy symptoms, they also help your HVAC systems work more efficiently, ultimately cutting down on energy costs which could save you money on energy bills year after year.
Standard Pleated Media Home Air Filters
These are your more standard home air filters and can be found at the majority of home improvement stores. While pleated home air filters may cost less, they also have to be changed more often – every 30-90 days versus once a year like the whole-home HEPA and high-efficiency air filters. Since HEPA home air filters can cost you between $60 and $100, for annual cost you’re looking at nearly the same price. Standard pleated air filters can remove up to 45% of pollutants in your home’s air and the most important factor is the number of pleats per foot. The higher number of pleats, the better the air flow, and the cleaner your famiy’s air will be.
Basic Fiberglass Home Air Filters
The flat, fiberglass air filters are the most plain home air filter type. These filters do not usually enhance your family’s air quality; instead, they were created to guard the heating and cooling equipment from having larger contaminants enter the system and ruin the components. As a result, they remove less than 10% of pollutants in your indoor air, but you can purchase them for about $1 each.
If you’re having trouble deciding which air filter is the best choice for your home, give Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call today and we will talk you through all the options and help you decide which air filter is best for your home’s air.