Choose the Air Filter That’s Right for Your Home 

There’s so much to consider when it comes to total home comfort. Should you buy a high-efficiency air conditioning unit? Which size and brand of system is best for your home? Are smart thermostats actually worth the money? And round and round we go. 

Just when you think you might have made all the decisions there are to make, another major question pops up: 

Which home air filter should I choose for my family’s health? 

There are several kinds 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 considered the top filtration product by Stevenson 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 home’s air. These are the types of filters usually used in hospitals to remove germs and keep patients and staff healthy, but Stevenson Service Experts supplies them for home air filters. If there are any critical respirational health issues for anyone in the home, the experts recommend the investment of a whole-home HEPA air filtration system. 

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High-Efficiency Home Air Filters 

These guys remove 85% of air pollutants in your home. 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 cutting down on energy costs which could save you money on utility bills year after year. 

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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 come with a lower price tag, they also have to be switched out more often – every four to twelve weeks versus annually like the whole-home HEPA and high-efficiency air filters. Since HEPA home air filters can cost you between $60 and $100, for annual cost you’re looking at basically the same amount. Standard pleated air filters can remove up to 45% of the air pollutants in your home and the biggest factor is the number of pleats per foot. The higher count of pleats, the better the air flow, and the cleaner the air will be. 

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Basic Fiberglass Home Air Filters 

The flat, fiberglass air filters are the most basic type of home air filter. These filters do not normally better your family’s air quality; instead, they were intended to protect the heating and cooling equipment from having larger contaminants enter the system and damage the parts. As a result, they can only remove less than 10% of your indoor air pollutants, but only cost around $1 each. 

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If you aren’t sure which air filter is best for your home, give Stevenson Service Experts 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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