Endless are the points to consider when it comes to absolute home comfort. Should you invest in a high-efficiency air conditioner? Which size and model of equipment is best for your home|? Are programmable thermostats really worth the investment? And round and round we go.
Just when you think you might have made all the decisions there are to make, another important question pops up:
Which home air filter is best for my health?
There are a variety of home air filters you can choose from. Allergy prevention is a main goal 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 remove up to 98% of pollutants in your family’s air. These are the types of filters commonly utilized in hospitals to kill germs and keep people healthy, but Service Experts provides them for home air filters. If there are any dangerous respirational health problems for anyone in the home, the experts recommend the investment of a whole-home HEPA air filtration system.
High-Efficiency Home Air Filters
These guys remove 85% of pollutants in your home’s air. Not only will high-efficiency home air filters help with relieving allergy symptoms, they also help your HVAC systems function 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 most home improvement stores. While pleated home air filters may cost less, they also have to be changed more often – every 30-90 days versus yearly 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 six with one, half a dozen with the other. Standard pleated air filters can eliminate up to 45% of pollutants in your home’s air and the biggest 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 basic type of home air filter. These filters do not generally better your indoor air quality; instead, they were created to shelter the HVAC equipment from having larger contaminants infiltrate the system and damage the pieces. As a result, they aren’t successful at removing indoor air pollutants, but they are available for about $1 each.
If you aren’t sure which air filter is best 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.