May 19, 2016

There’s so much to consider when it comes to ideal home comfort. Should you invest in a high-efficiency air conditioner? Which size and brand of AC is right for your home|? Are wifi thermostats actually worth the investment? And on and on it goes.

Just when you think you are done making home comfort decisions, 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 main goal for many families to stay healthy.

HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Home Air Filters

HEPA filters are rated as 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 remove up to 98% of pollutants in your home’s air. These are the types of filters commonly utilized in hospitals to destroy germs and keep people healthy, but Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning offers them for home air filters. If there are any critical respirational health issues for anyone in the home, the experts advise the purchase of a whole-home HEPA air filtration system.

 
 
 

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 HVAC systems operate more efficiently, ultimately lowering 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 most big box stores. While pleated home air filters may come with a lower price tag, 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 range from $60 to $100, for annual cost you’re looking at nearly the same price. Standard pleated air filters can remove up to 45% of pollutants in your home’s air 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 the air will be.

 
 
 

Basic Fiberglass Home Air Filters

The flat, fiberglass air filters are the most basic type of filters. These filters do not usually enhance your indoor air quality; instead, they were created to protect the heating and air conditioning equipment from having larger contaminants infiltrate the system and damage the parts. As a result, they can only remove less than 10% of your 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 walk you through your options to make the best decision for your family’s breathing air.

 
 
 
 
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