There’s so much to consider when it comes to ideal home comfort. Should you invest in a high-efficiency air conditioner? Which size and brand of AC is right for your home|? Are wifi thermostats truly worth the cost? 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 will be best for my family’s health?
There are several kinds of home air filters you can choose from. Allergy prevention is a big objective for many families to stay healthy.
HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Home Air Filters
HEPA filters are seen as the ultimate 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 indoor air. These are the types of filters typically used in hospitals to kill germs and keep patients and staff healthy, but Service Experts installs them for home air filters. If there are any serious respirational health problems for anyone in the home, the experts suggest the purchase of a whole-home HEPA air filtration system.
High-Efficiency Home Air Filters
These filters remove 85% of your home’s air pollutants. Not only will high-efficiency home air filters help with alleviating allergy symptoms, they also help your heating and cooling equipment function more efficiently, ultimately lowering energy costs which could save you money on heating and cooling bills year after year.
Standard Pleated Media Home Air Filters
These are your more typical home air filters and can be found at nearly all big box stores. While pleated home air filters may cost less, they also have to be switched out more often – every four to twelve weeks versus once a year 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 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 largest factor is the number of pleats per foot. The higher number of pleats, the better the air flow, and the cleaner your home’s air will be.
Basic Fiberglass Home Air Filters
The flat, fiberglass air filters are the most simple home air filter type. These filters do not generally better your family’s air quality; instead, they were created to shelter the heating and cooling equipment from having larger contaminants get into the system and harm the parts. As a result, they aren’t successful at removing indoor air pollutants, but only cost around $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 walk you through your options to make the best decision for your family’s breathing air.