There’s so much to consider when it comes to perfect home comfort. Should you purchase a high-efficiency AC system? Which size and make of system is best for your home|? Are programmable thermostats really worth the cost? And on and on it goes.
Just when you think all the decisions have been made, 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 ultimate filtration product by A-PLUS Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, 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 typically utilized in hospitals to destroy germs and keep everyone healthy, but A-PLUS Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning supplies them for home air filters. If there are any dangerous respirational health issues for anyone in the home, the experts advise the purchase of a whole-home HEPA air filtration system.
High-Efficiency Home Air Filters
These guys remove 85% of air pollutants in your home. Not only will high-efficiency home air filters aid in alleviating allergy symptoms, they also help your heating and air conditioning systems work 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 familiar home air filters and can be found at most home improvement stores. While pleated home air filters may cost less, they also have to be switched out more often – every four to twelve weeks versus yearly 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 biggest factor is the number of pleats per foot. The more 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 plain home air filter type. These filters do not generally better your home’s air quality; instead, they were designed to guard the HVAC 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 only cost around $1 each.
If you aren’t sure which air filter is best for your home, give A-PLUS 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.