Choose the Air Filter That’s Best for Your Family’s Health
There’s so much to consider when it comes to perfect home comfort. Should you invest in a high-efficiency AC system? Which size and model of equipment is right for your home? Are smart thermostats really worth the investment? And round and round we go.
Just when you think you might have made all the decisions there are to make, another essential question pops up:
Which home air filter is best for my health?
There are a variety of home air filters from which you can choose. Allergy prevention is a main goal for many families to keep healthy.
HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Home Air Filters
HEPA filters are seen as the ultimate filtration product by Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing, 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 home’s air. These are the types of filters usually installed in hospitals to kill germs and keep people healthy, but Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing provides them for home air filters. If there are any dangerous respirational health ailments for anyone in the home, the experts suggest the investment 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 aid in 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 heating and cooling bills year after year.
Standard Pleated Media Home Air Filters
These are your more typical home air filters and can be found at the majority of big box 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 can cost you between $60 and $100, for annual cost you’re looking at basically the same amount. 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 count of pleats, the better the air flow, and the cleaner the air will be.
Basic Fiberglass Home Air Filters
The flat, fiberglass air filters are the most simple home air filter type. These filters do not generally enhance your home’s air quality; instead, they were intended to guard the heating and cooling equipment from having larger contaminants infiltrate the system and ruin the parts. As a result, they can only remove less than 10% of your 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 & Plumbing 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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