Endless are the points to consider when it comes to ultimate home comfort. Should you purchase a high-efficiency AC system? Which size and make of system is best for your home|? Are wifi thermostats really worth the cost? The list goes on and on.
Just when you think all the decisions have been made, another essential question pops up:
Which home air filter will be best for my family’s health?
There are a variety of home air filters available for your home. Allergy prevention is a big objective for many families to stay healthy.
HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Home Air Filters
HEPA filters are rated as the ultimate 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 commonly installed in hospitals to destroy 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 advise the installation of a whole-home HEPA air filtration system.
High-Efficiency Home Air Filters
These filters remove 85% of air pollutants in your home. Not only will high-efficiency home air filters help with relieving allergy symptoms, they also help your heating and cooling equipment function more efficiently, ultimately cutting down on energy costs which could save you money on utility bills year after year.
Standard Pleated Media Home Air Filters
These are your more familiar 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 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 basically the same amount. Standard pleated air filters can remove up to 45% of pollutants in your home’s air 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 home’s air will be.
Basic Fiberglass Home Air Filters
The flat, fiberglass air filters are the most basic type of home air filter. These filters do not usually improve your indoor air quality; instead, they were designed to shelter the heating and air conditioning equipment from having larger contaminants infiltrate the system and ruin the parts. As a result, they aren’t successful at removing indoor air pollutants, but only cost around $1 each.
If you aren’t sure which air filter is best 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.