There’s so much to consider when it comes to ultimate home comfort. Should you invest in a high-efficiency air conditioner? Which size and brand of system is right for your home|? Are smart thermostats actually worth the money? And on and on it goes.
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 many types of home air filters available for your home. Allergy prevention is a main goal for many families to keep healthy.
HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Home Air Filters
HEPA filters are considered 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 indoor air. These are the types of filters usually installed in hospitals to destroy germs and keep everyone healthy, but Service Experts offers them for home air filters. If there are any dangerous respirational health problems for anyone in the home, the experts advise the purchase of a whole-home HEPA air filtration system.
High-Efficiency Home Air Filters
These bad boys remove 85% of your home’s air pollutants. Not only will high-efficiency home air filters assist with relieving allergy symptoms, they also help your heating and cooling equipment run more efficiently, ultimately decreasing energy costs which could save you money on energy bills year after year.
Standard Pleated Media Home Air Filters
These are your more common home air filters and can be found at nearly all home improvement stores. While pleated home air filters may come with a lower price tag, 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 basically the same amount. 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 the 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 enhance your home’s air quality; instead, they were created to shelter the heating and air conditioning equipment from having larger contaminants enter the system and ruin the pieces. As a result, they aren’t successful at removing indoor air pollutants, but they are available for about $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.