There’s so much to consider when it comes to perfect home comfort. Should you invest in a high-efficiency air conditioner? Which size and make of system is ideal for your home|? Are programmable thermostats actually worth the investment? The list goes on and on.
Just when you think all the decisions have been made, another critical question pops up:
Which home air filter is best for my health?
There are a variety of home air filters you can choose from. Allergy prevention is a main goal for many families to stay healthy.
HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Home Air Filters
HEPA filters are considered the leading filtration product by Comfort Masters Service Experts, as well as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the EPA. HEPA filters can eliminate up to 98% of pollutants in your indoor air. These are the types of filters commonly utilized in hospitals to destroy germs and keep patients and staff healthy, but Comfort Masters Service Experts provides them for home air filters. If there are any dangerous respirational health problems for anyone in the home, the experts advise the purchase of a whole-home HEPA air filtration system.
High-Efficiency Home Air Filters
These bad boys remove 85% of pollutants in your home’s air. Not only will high-efficiency home air filters aid in alleviating allergy symptoms, they also help your heating and cooling equipment function more efficiently, ultimately cutting down on energy costs which could save you money on utility bills year after year.
Standard Pleated Media Home Air Filters
These are your more familiar home air filters and can be found at nearly all home improvement 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 once a year 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 basically the same amount. Standard pleated air filters can remove up to 45% of the air pollutants in your home and the largest factor is the number of pleats per foot. The higher count 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 filters. These filters do not generally enhance your family’s air quality; instead, they were created to guard the heating and air conditioning equipment from having larger contaminants infiltrate the system and damage the parts. As a result, they aren’t successful at removing indoor air pollutants, but they are available for about $1 each.
If you need help deciding which air filter is the best fit for you home, give Comfort Masters Service Experts a call today and we will explain your options and help you make the best decision for your indoor air quality.