May 19, 2016

There’s so much to consider when it comes to perfect home comfort. Should you buy a high-efficiency air conditioner? Which size and brand of system is best for your home|? Are programmable thermostats truly worth the investment? The list goes on and on.

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 several kinds of home air filters from which you can choose. Allergy prevention is a high priority for many families to be healthy.

HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Home Air Filters

HEPA filters are rated as the top filtration product by Service Experts, as well as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the EPA. HEPA filters can kill up to 98% of pollutants in your home’s air. These are the types of filters typically installed in hospitals to kill germs and keep everyone healthy, but Service Experts installs them for home air filters. If there are any dangerous respirational health problems for anyone in the home, the experts recommend the installation of a whole-home HEPA air filtration system.

 
 
 

High-Efficiency Home Air Filters

These guys remove 85% of pollutants in your home’s air. Not only will high-efficiency home air filters assist with reducing allergy symptoms, they also help your heating and air conditioning systems operate more efficiently, ultimately cutting down on energy costs which could save you money on utility bills year after year.

 
    
 

Standard Pleated Media Home Air Filters

These are your more typical 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 replaced more often – every 30-90 days versus annually 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 basically the same amount. Standard pleated air filters can destroy up to 45% of the air pollutants in your home and the largest factor is the number of pleats per foot. The more 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 shelter the HVAC equipment from having larger contaminants get into the system and harm the pieces. As a result, they remove less than 10% of pollutants in your indoor air, but only cost around $1 each.

 
 
 

If you’re having trouble deciding which air filter is the best choice for your home, give Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning 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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