There’s so much to consider when it comes to absolute home comfort. Should you purchase a high-efficiency air conditioner? Which size and model of equipment is best for your home|? Are wifi thermostats actually worth the cost? 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 top filtration product by Comfortech Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, 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 indoor air. These are the types of filters commonly used in hospitals to kill germs and keep everyone healthy, but Comfortech Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning supplies them for home air filters. If there are any dangerous respirational health ailments 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 heating and air conditioning 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 one to three months 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 generally better your family’s air quality; instead, they were created to protect the heating and cooling equipment from having larger contaminants get into the system and harm the components. 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 Heating & Air Conditioning a call today and we will walk you through your options to make the best decision for your family’s breathing air.