There are so many things to consider when it comes to perfect home comfort. Should you purchase a high-efficiency air conditioner? Which size and model of AC is best for your home|? Are programmable thermostats actually worth the investment? The list goes on and on.
Just when you think you might have made all the decisions there are to make, another critical question pops up:
Which home air filter will be best for my family’s health?
There are a variety of home air filters available for your home. Allergy prevention is a main goal for many families to stay healthy.
HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Home Air Filters
HEPA filters are seen as the ultimate filtration product by Teays Valley Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, as well as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the EPA. HEPA filters can eliminate up to 98% of pollutants in your home’s air. These are the types of filters commonly installed in hospitals to kill germs and keep patients and staff healthy, but Teays Valley Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning provides them for home air filters. If there are any critical respirational health problems for anyone in the home, the experts suggest the investment of a whole-home HEPA air filtration system.
High-Efficiency Home Air Filters
These filters remove 85% of pollutants in your home’s air. Not only will high-efficiency home air filters aid in relieving allergy symptoms, they also help your heating and cooling equipment operate 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 common home air filters and can be found at nearly all big box stores. While pleated home air filters may come with a lower price tag, they also have to be switched out 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 range from $60 to $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 largest factor is the number of pleats per foot. The more 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 plain type of home air filter. These filters do not generally improve your home’s air quality; instead, they were created to guard the HVAC equipment from having larger contaminants infiltrate the system and damage the pieces. As a result, they can only remove less than 10% of your indoor air pollutants, but only cost around $1 each.
If you aren’t sure which air filter is best for your home, give Teays Valley 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.