There are so many things to consider when it comes to total home comfort. Should you invest in a high-efficiency air conditioner? Which size and brand of AC is ideal for your home|? Are programmable thermostats really worth the investment? And on and on it goes.
Just when you think you might have made all the decisions there are to make, another critical question pops up:
Which home air filter is best for my health?
There are a variety of home air filters from which you can choose. Allergy prevention is a main goal for many families to keep healthy.
HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Home Air Filters
HEPA filters are considered the leading filtration product by Comfort Masters , 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 usually utilized in hospitals to destroy germs and keep everyone healthy, but Comfort Masters 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 air pollutants in your home. 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 energy 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 department stores. While pleated home air filters may come with a lower price tag, they also have to be changed more often – every one to three months versus once a year 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 basically the same amount. Standard pleated air filters can remove up to 45% of the air pollutants in your home and the biggest 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 usually 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 harm 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.