May 19, 2016

There’s so much to consider when it comes to absolute home comfort. Should you purchase a high-efficiency AC system? Which size and brand of equipment is ideal for your home|? Are wifi thermostats actually worth the cost? And on and on it goes.

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

Which home air filter should I choose for my family’s health?

There are many types of home air filters available for your home. Allergy prevention is a high priority for many families to keep healthy.

HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Home Air Filters

HEPA filters are seen as the leading filtration product by Service Experts Commercial HVAC, as well as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the EPA. HEPA filters can destroy up to 98% of pollutants in your home’s air. These are the types of filters usually utilized in hospitals to destroy germs and keep everyone healthy, but Service Experts Commercial HVAC supplies them for home air filters. If there are any serious respirational health issues for anyone in the home, the experts recommend the investment 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 aid in reducing allergy symptoms, they also help your heating and air conditioning systems operate 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 common home air filters and can be found at the majority of department stores. While pleated home air filters may come with a lower price tag, they also have to be replaced more often – every 30-90 days versus yearly 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 destroy up to 45% of your home’s air pollutants and the biggest 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 simple home air filter type. These filters do not usually enhance your home’s air quality; instead, they were designed to shelter the HVAC equipment from having larger contaminants get into the system and damage the parts. As a result, they remove less than 10% of pollutants in your indoor air, but only cost around $1 each.

 
 
 

If you aren’t sure which air filter is best for your home, give Service Experts Commercial HVAC 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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