There’s so much to consider when it comes to ideal home comfort. Should you invest in a high-efficiency AC system? Which size and model of AC is ideal for your home|? Are wifi thermostats actually worth the investment? And on and on it goes.
Just when you think you might have made all the decisions there are to make, another important question pops up:
Which home air filter will be best for my family’s health?
There are a variety of home air filters from which you can choose. 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 top filtration product by Service Experts, as well as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the EPA. HEPA filters can eliminate up to 98% of pollutants in your home’s air. These are the types of filters typically utilized in hospitals to remove germs and keep people healthy, but Service Experts installs them for home air filters. If there are any critical respirational health issues for anyone in the home, the experts advise the purchase 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 assist with relieving allergy symptoms, they also help your HVAC systems function more efficiently, ultimately cutting down on 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 common home air filters and can be found at nearly all department stores. While pleated home air filters may come with a lower price tag, they also have to be changed more often – every 30-90 days 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 nearly the same price. Standard pleated air filters can destroy up to 45% of your home’s air pollutants and the largest factor is the number of pleats per foot. The higher count 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 simple type of home air filter. These filters do not generally improve your family’s air quality; instead, they were designed to shelter the heating and cooling equipment from having larger contaminants get into the system and ruin the parts. As a result, they remove less than 10% of pollutants in your indoor air, 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 walk you through your options to make the best decision for your family’s breathing air.