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 model of system is right for your home|? Are programmable thermostats really 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 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 , 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 used in hospitals to kill germs and keep everyone healthy, but Teays Valley provides them for home air filters. If there are any serious 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 help with relieving allergy symptoms, they also help your heating and cooling equipment work more efficiently, ultimately lowering 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 destroy 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 the 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 usually improve your indoor air quality; instead, they were created to guard the HVAC equipment from having larger contaminants infiltrate the system and harm the pieces. As a result, they remove less than 10% of pollutants in your indoor air, but you can purchase them for about $1 each.
If you aren’t sure which air filter is best for your home, give Teays Valley Service Experts a call today and we will walk you through your options to make the best decision for your family’s breathing air.