Endless are the points to consider when it comes to absolute home comfort. Should you purchase a high-efficiency air conditioning unit? Which size and make 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 is best for my health?
There are several kinds of home air filters from which you can choose. 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 ultimate filtration product by Service Experts, as well as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the EPA. HEPA filters can kill up to 98% of pollutants in your indoor air. These are the types of filters commonly used in hospitals to destroy germs and keep patients and staff healthy, but Service Experts provides them for home air filters. If there are any serious respirational health issues 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 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 utility bills year after year.
Standard Pleated Media Home Air Filters
These are your more typical home air filters and can be found at the majority of 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 annually 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 remove up to 45% of your home’s air pollutants and the most important factor is the number of pleats per foot. The higher number of 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 plain home air filter type. These filters do not usually improve your home’s air quality; instead, they were created to guard the heating and cooling equipment from having larger contaminants get into the system and harm the components. As a result, they aren’t successful at removing indoor air pollutants, but only cost around $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.