Endless are the points to consider when it comes to absolute home comfort. Should you purchase a high-efficiency air conditioning unit? Which size and model of system is best for your home|? Are smart thermostats truly worth the cost? The list goes on and on.
Just when you think all the decisions have been made, another essential question pops up:
Which home air filter should I choose for my family’s health?
There are a variety of home air filters from which you can choose. Allergy prevention is a big objective for many families to be healthy.
HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Home Air Filters
HEPA filters are rated as the ultimate filtration product by Pardee 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 family’s air. These are the types of filters commonly used in hospitals to destroy germs and keep everyone healthy, but Pardee 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 installation of a whole-home HEPA air filtration system.
High-Efficiency Home Air Filters
These guys remove 85% of your home’s air pollutants. Not only will high-efficiency home air filters help with alleviating allergy symptoms, they also help your HVAC systems work more efficiently, ultimately lowering 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 most department stores. While pleated home air filters may cost less, they also have to be changed more often – every four to twelve weeks versus annually 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 nearly the same price. Standard pleated air filters can eliminate up to 45% of pollutants in your home’s air 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 simple home air filter type. These filters do not usually improve your indoor air quality; instead, they were created to guard the heating and cooling equipment from having larger contaminants enter 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 Pardee Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call today and we will talk you through all the options and help you decide which air filter is best for your home’s air.