May 19, 2016

There’s so much to consider when it comes to ideal home comfort. Should you invest in a high-efficiency air conditioning unit? Which size and make of equipment is right for your home|? Are smart thermostats actually worth the money? The list goes on and on.

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

HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Home Air Filters

HEPA filters are seen as the top filtration product by Strand Brothers Service Experts, 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 indoor air. These are the types of filters typically installed in hospitals to destroy germs and keep patients and staff healthy, but Strand Brothers Service Experts provides them for home air filters. If there are any critical respirational health ailments 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 your home’s air pollutants. Not only will high-efficiency home air filters assist with relieving allergy symptoms, they also help your HVAC systems function 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 big box stores. While pleated home air filters may cost less, they also have to be replaced more often – every four to twelve weeks 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 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 largest 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 home air filter. These filters do not generally improve your indoor air quality; instead, they were designed to protect the HVAC equipment from having larger contaminants infiltrate the system and damage the parts. As a result, they aren’t successful at removing indoor air pollutants, but only cost around $1 each.

 
 
 

If you’re having trouble deciding which air filter is the best choice for your home, give Strand Brothers Service Experts 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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