Endless are the points to consider when it comes to absolute home comfort. Should you buy a high-efficiency air conditioner? Which size and make of equipment is right for your home|? Are programmable thermostats truly worth the money? And round and round we go.
Just when you think all the decisions have been made, another important question pops up:
Which home air filter should I choose for my family’s health?
There are several kinds of home air filters from which you can choose. Allergy prevention is a big objective for many families to keep healthy.
HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Home Air Filters
HEPA filters are rated as the leading 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 family’s air. These are the types of filters commonly installed in hospitals to destroy germs and keep people healthy, but Service Experts offers them for home air filters. If there are any critical respirational health issues for anyone in the home, the experts suggest the purchase 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 help with alleviating allergy symptoms, they also help your heating and air conditioning systems work more efficiently, ultimately cutting down on energy costs which could save you money on utility bills year after year.
Standard Pleated Media Home Air Filters
These are your more familiar home air filters and can be found at most home improvement stores. While pleated home air filters may cost less, they also have to be replaced more often – every four to twelve weeks versus yearly like the whole-home HEPA and high-efficiency air filters. Since HEPA home air filters range from $60 to $100, for annual cost you’re looking at nearly the same price. Standard pleated air filters can eliminate up to 45% of your home’s air pollutants and the largest factor is the number of pleats per foot. The more 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 type of filters. These filters do not generally improve your indoor air quality; instead, they were designed to guard the heating and air conditioning equipment from having larger contaminants get into the system and ruin the parts. As a result, they remove less than 10% of pollutants in your indoor air, but only cost around $1 each.
If you need help deciding which air filter is the best fit for you home, give Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call today and we will walk you through your options to make the best decision for your family’s breathing air.