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 major question pops up:
Which home air filter should I choose for my family’s health?
There are many types of home air filters from which you can choose. Allergy prevention is a main goal for many families to keep healthy.
HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Home Air Filters
HEPA filters are rated as the ultimate 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 usually 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 air pollutants in your home. Not only will high-efficiency home air filters help with relieving allergy symptoms, they also help your heating and air conditioning systems function more efficiently, ultimately lowering energy costs which could save you money on utility 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 one to three months 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 nearly the same price. 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 improve your home’s air quality; instead, they were created to shelter the heating and cooling equipment from having larger contaminants infiltrate the system and harm 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.