Choose the Air Filter That’s Right for Your Home
There are so many things to consider when it comes to absolute home comfort. Should you purchase a high-efficiency air conditioning unit? Which size and model of system is best for your home? Are programmable thermostats truly 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 is best for my health?
There are several kinds of home air filters from which you can choose. Allergy prevention is a big objective for many families to keep healthy.
HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Home Air Filters
HEPA filters are seen as the leading filtration product by Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing, as well as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the EPA. HEPA filters can remove up to 98% of pollutants in your indoor air. These are the types of filters typically installed in hospitals to destroy germs and keep everyone healthy, but Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing installs them for home air filters. If there are any dangerous respirational health problems for anyone in the home, the experts suggest the installation of a whole-home HEPA air filtration system.
High-Efficiency Home Air Filters
These bad boys remove 85% of pollutants in your home’s air. Not only will high-efficiency home air filters assist with alleviating allergy symptoms, they also help your heating and cooling equipment 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 department stores. While pleated home air filters may cost less, they also have to be replaced more often – every four to twelve weeks versus yearly 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 destroy up to 45% of the air pollutants in your home and the most important factor is the number of pleats per foot. The more 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 plain type of filters. These filters do not usually enhance your family’s air quality; instead, they were created to shelter the HVAC equipment from having larger contaminants enter the system and ruin the parts. As a result, they remove less than 10% of pollutants in your indoor air, but you can purchase them for about $1 each.
If you’re having trouble deciding which air filter is the best choice for your home, give Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing 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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