Endless are the points to consider when it comes to total home comfort. Should you purchase a high-efficiency air conditioner? Which size and make of equipment is ideal for your home|? Are smart thermostats actually worth the money? And on and on it goes.
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 a variety of home air filters available for your home. Allergy prevention is a big objective for many families to keep 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 kill up to 98% of pollutants in your home’s air. These are the types of filters commonly utilized in hospitals to remove germs and keep everyone healthy, but Service Experts provides them for home air filters. If there are any critical respirational health issues for anyone in the home, the experts recommend the installation 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 relieving allergy symptoms, they also help your heating and cooling equipment function more efficiently, ultimately decreasing energy costs which could save you money on energy bills year after year.
Standard Pleated Media Home Air Filters
These are your more standard home air filters and can be found at the majority of department stores. While pleated home air filters may have a lower cost, they also have to be switched out 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 range from $60 to $100, for annual cost you’re looking at nearly the same price. Standard pleated air filters can eliminate up to 45% of your home’s air pollutants and the largest 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 basic type of filters. These filters do not generally better your family’s air quality; instead, they were created to shelter the heating and air conditioning equipment from having larger contaminants infiltrate the system and harm the components. 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 All American Air 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.