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 wifi thermostats actually 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 big objective for many families to stay healthy.
HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Home Air Filters
HEPA filters are considered the leading filtration product by Climate Control Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, as well as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the EPA. HEPA filters can eliminate up to 98% of pollutants in your home’s air. These are the types of filters usually used in hospitals to destroy germs and keep everyone healthy, but Climate Control Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning supplies them for home air filters. If there are any serious 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 guys remove 85% of your home’s air pollutants. Not only will high-efficiency home air filters aid in reducing allergy symptoms, they also help your HVAC 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 familiar home air filters and can be found at nearly all home improvement stores. While pleated home air filters may cost less, they also have to be replaced more often – every one to three months versus annually 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 six with one, half a dozen with the other. Standard pleated air filters can destroy up to 45% of pollutants in your home’s air 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 basic home air filter type. These filters do not normally improve your home’s air quality; instead, they were designed to protect 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 Heating & Air Conditioning a call today and we will explain your options and help you make the best decision for your indoor air quality.