There’s so much to consider when it comes to total home comfort. Should you purchase a high-efficiency AC system? Which size and make of system is best for your home|? Are programmable thermostats actually worth the money? The list goes on and on.
Just when you think you might have made all the decisions there are to make, another important question pops up:
Which home air filter is best for my health?
There are several kinds of home air filters available for your home. 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 top filtration product by A-PLUS , as well as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the EPA. HEPA filters can kill up to 98% of pollutants in your indoor air. These are the types of filters typically utilized in hospitals to remove germs and keep patients and staff healthy, but A-PLUS offers 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 help with relieving allergy symptoms, they also help your HVAC systems operate more efficiently, ultimately decreasing energy costs which could save you money on energy bills year after year.
Standard Pleated Media Home Air Filters
These are your more standard home air filters and can be found at the majority of home improvement stores. While pleated home air filters may come with a lower price tag, they also have to be switched out more often – every four to twelve weeks 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 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 your famiy’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 home’s air quality; instead, they were created to protect the heating and cooling equipment from having larger contaminants infiltrate the system and ruin 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 aren’t sure which air filter is best for your home, give A-PLUS Service Experts a call today and we will explain your options and help you make the best decision for your indoor air quality.