May 19, 2016

There’s so much to consider when it comes to ideal home comfort. Should you purchase a high-efficiency AC system? Which size and model of system is ideal for your home|? Are wifi thermostats really worth the investment? The list goes on and on.

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 many types of home air filters from which you can choose. Allergy prevention is a high priority for many families to keep 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 eliminate up to 98% of pollutants in your indoor air. These are the types of filters typically utilized in hospitals to destroy germs and keep people healthy, but Service Experts installs them for home air filters. If there are any critical respirational health ailments for anyone in the home, the experts suggest the purchase 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 alleviating allergy symptoms, they also help your heating and air conditioning systems 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 common home air filters and can be found at nearly all department 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 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 remove up to 45% of pollutants in your home’s air and the biggest 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 better your family’s air quality; instead, they were created to shelter the heating and cooling equipment from having larger contaminants enter the system and ruin the components. As a result, they remove less than 10% of pollutants in your indoor air, 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 explain your options and help you make the best decision for your indoor air quality.

 
 
 
 
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