May 19, 2016

There are so many things to consider when it comes to ideal home comfort. Should you purchase a high-efficiency air conditioner? Which size and model of equipment is best for your home|? Are smart thermostats actually worth the money? And round and round we go.

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 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 rated as the ultimate filtration product by Comfortech 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 home’s air. These are the types of filters usually used in hospitals to kill germs and keep everyone healthy, but Comfortech Service Experts offers them for home air filters. If there are any dangerous respirational health issues for anyone in the home, the experts suggest the purchase of a whole-home HEPA air filtration system.

 
 
 

High-Efficiency Home Air Filters

These bad boys remove 85% of air pollutants in your home. Not only will high-efficiency home air filters assist with alleviating allergy symptoms, they also help your HVAC systems function more efficiently, ultimately cutting down on energy costs which could save you money on energy bills year after year.

 
    
 

Standard Pleated Media Home Air Filters

These are your more typical home air filters and can be found at the majority of home improvement stores. While pleated home air filters may cost less, they also have to be changed more often – every 30-90 days versus yearly 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 remove up to 45% of your home’s air pollutants and the most important 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 basic type of home air filter. These filters do not usually improve your family’s air quality; instead, they were designed to protect the HVAC equipment from having larger contaminants enter the system and damage the parts. As a result, they aren’t successful at removing indoor air pollutants, but you can purchase them for about $1 each.

 
 
 

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