May 19, 2016

There’s so much to consider when it comes to ideal home comfort. Should you purchase a high-efficiency air conditioner? Which size and model of system is best for your home|? Are wifi thermostats really worth the investment? And round and round we go.

Just when you think all the decisions have been made, another important question pops up:

Which home air filter is best for my health?

There are many types 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 considered the ultimate filtration product by Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, as well as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the EPA. HEPA filters can kill up to 98% of pollutants in your family’s air. These are the types of filters usually installed in hospitals to destroy germs and keep everyone healthy, but Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning supplies 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 filters remove 85% of air pollutants in your home. Not only will high-efficiency home air filters help with alleviating allergy symptoms, they also help your heating and air conditioning systems operate more efficiently, ultimately decreasing 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 common home air filters and can be found at nearly all home improvement stores. While pleated home air filters may have a lower cost, they also have to be changed 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 six with one, half a dozen with the other. Standard pleated air filters can remove up to 45% of your home’s air pollutants and the most important 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 home air filter. These filters do not usually improve your family’s air quality; instead, they were designed to shelter the HVAC equipment from having larger contaminants get into the system and ruin the components. As a result, they aren’t successful at removing indoor air pollutants, but they are available for about $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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