Which Air Filter is Right for Your Health
Endless are the points to consider when it comes to ultimate home comfort. Should you buy a high-efficiency air conditioner? Which size and model of system is best for your home? Are wifi thermostats actually worth the investment? And on and on it goes.
Just when you think you might have made all the decisions there are to make, another critical question pops up:
Which home air filter should I choose for my family’s health?
There are several kinds of home air filters you can choose from. Allergy prevention is a main goal for many families to be healthy.
HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Home Air Filters
HEPA filters are rated as the ultimate filtration product by Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing, as well as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the EPA. HEPA filters can destroy 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 patients and staff healthy, but Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing provides them for home air filters. If there are any dangerous respirational health ailments for anyone in the home, the experts suggest the investment of a whole-home HEPA air filtration system.
High-Efficiency Home Air Filters
These guys remove 85% of your home’s air pollutants. Not only will high-efficiency home air filters assist with alleviating allergy symptoms, they also help your heating and air conditioning systems run more efficiently, ultimately cutting down on 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 typical home air filters and can be found at nearly all department stores. While pleated home air filters may cost less, they also have to be switched out more often – every one to three months versus once a year 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 eliminate up to 45% of pollutants in your home’s air and the biggest factor is the number of pleats per foot. The higher count of pleats, the better the air flow, and the cleaner your famiy’s air will be.
Basic Fiberglass Home Air Filters
The flat, fiberglass air filters are the most plain home air filter type. These filters do not usually enhance your home’s air quality; instead, they were created to shelter the heating and cooling equipment from having larger contaminants infiltrate the system and ruin the parts. 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 & Plumbing 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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