May 19, 2016

There’s so much to consider when it comes to perfect home comfort. Should you buy a high-efficiency AC system? Which size and make of system is right for your home|? Are wifi thermostats truly worth the investment? And on and on it goes.

Just when you think all the decisions have been made, 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 you can choose from. Allergy prevention is a big objective for many families to keep healthy.

HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Home Air Filters

HEPA filters are considered the top filtration product by Service Experts, as well as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the EPA. HEPA filters can get rid of up to 98% of pollutants in your family’s air. These are the types of filters typically installed in hospitals to remove germs and keep people 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 purchase of a whole-home HEPA air filtration system.

 
 
 

High-Efficiency Home Air Filters

These filters remove 85% of your home’s air pollutants. Not only will high-efficiency home air filters help with relieving allergy symptoms, they also help your HVAC systems operate 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 familiar home air filters and can be found at the majority of home improvement stores. While pleated home air filters may cost less, they also have to be switched out more often – every one to three months versus annually 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 the air pollutants in your home 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 plain type of home air filter. These filters do not normally enhance your family’s air quality; instead, they were intended to shelter the heating and cooling equipment from having larger contaminants infiltrate the system and damage the components. 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 talk you through all the options and help you decide which air filter is best for your home’s air.

 
 
 
 
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