Endless are the points to consider when it comes to ideal home comfort. Should you invest in a high-efficiency air conditioning unit? Which size and brand of equipment is ideal for your home|? Are wifi thermostats truly worth the investment? And round and round we go.
Just when you think you are done making home comfort decisions, another essential question pops up:
Which home air filter should I choose for my family’s health?
There are several kinds of home air filters you can choose from. Allergy prevention is a high priority for many families to be healthy.
HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Home Air Filters
HEPA filters are seen as the top filtration product by Service Experts, as well as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the EPA. HEPA filters can destroy up to 98% of pollutants in your indoor air. These are the types of filters usually used in hospitals to remove germs and keep everyone healthy, but Service Experts provides them for home air filters. If there are any serious respirational health ailments for anyone in the home, the experts recommend the installation of a whole-home HEPA air filtration system.
High-Efficiency Home Air Filters
These bad boys remove 85% of pollutants in your home’s air. 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 lowering energy costs which could save you money on energy bills year after year.
Standard Pleated Media Home Air Filters
These are your more typical 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 one to three months versus yearly like the whole-home HEPA and high-efficiency air filters. Since HEPA home air filters cost anywhere from $60-$100, for annual cost you’re looking at basically the same amount. Standard pleated air filters can destroy up to 45% of pollutants in your home’s air and the most important 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 home air filter type. These filters do not usually better your home’s air quality; instead, they were created to protect the heating and cooling equipment from having larger contaminants get into the system and damage the parts. As a result, they aren’t successful at removing indoor air pollutants, but you can purchase them 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 talk you through all the options and help you decide which air filter is best for your home’s air.