May 19, 2016

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

Just when you think you are done making home comfort decisions, another critical question pops up:

Which home air filter will be best for my family’s health?

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

HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Home Air Filters

HEPA filters are rated as the leading filtration product by Climate Control Service Experts, as well as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the EPA. HEPA filters can eliminate up to 98% of pollutants in your indoor air. These are the types of filters commonly used in hospitals to remove germs and keep patients and staff healthy, but Climate Control Service Experts supplies them for home air filters. If there are any critical respirational health ailments for anyone in the home, the experts advise the investment 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 help with reducing allergy symptoms, they also help your heating and air conditioning systems function 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 standard home air filters and can be found at nearly all department stores. While pleated home air filters may come with a lower price tag, they also have to be changed more often – every one to three months versus yearly like the whole-home HEPA and high-efficiency air filters. Since HEPA home air filters can cost you between $60 and $100, for annual cost you’re looking at nearly the same price. Standard pleated air filters can destroy 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 your home’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 normally better your indoor air quality; instead, they were designed to guard the heating and air conditioning equipment from having larger contaminants get into the system and ruin the pieces. As a result, they aren’t successful at removing indoor air pollutants, but only cost around $1 each.

 
 
 

If you need help deciding which air filter is the best fit for you home, give Climate Control 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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