Endless are the points to consider when it comes to ultimate home comfort. Should you invest in a high-efficiency AC system? Which size and brand of system is right for your home|? Are wifi thermostats really worth the money? And round and round we go.
Just when you think all the decisions have been made, another essential question pops up:
Which home air filter is best for my health?
There are a variety of home air filters available for your home. Allergy prevention is a big objective for many families to be healthy.
HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Home Air Filters
HEPA filters are rated 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 family’s air. These are the types of filters usually utilized in hospitals to destroy germs and keep patients and staff healthy, but Service Experts offers them for home air filters. If there are any critical respirational health ailments for anyone in the home, the experts advise the investment 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 reducing allergy symptoms, they also help your heating and cooling equipment function more efficiently, ultimately decreasing energy costs which could save you money on utility bills year after year.
Standard Pleated Media Home Air Filters
These are your more common home air filters and can be found at most department stores. While pleated home air filters may have a lower cost, they also have to be changed more often – every 30-90 days versus once a year 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 pollutants in your home’s air 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 home’s air will be.
Basic Fiberglass Home Air Filters
The flat, fiberglass air filters are the most simple type of filters. These filters do not generally enhance your indoor air quality; instead, they were designed to protect the heating and air conditioning equipment from having larger contaminants get into the system and harm the pieces. As a result, they aren’t successful at removing indoor air pollutants, but they are available for about $1 each.
If you’re having trouble deciding which air filter is the best choice for your 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.