Which Air Filter is Right for Your Health

May 19, 2016

Endless are the points to consider when it comes to ideal home comfort. Should you purchase a high-efficiency air conditioning unit? Which size and model of AC is best for your home|? Are smart thermostats truly worth the money? The list goes on and on.

Just when you think you might have made all the decisions there are to make, another essential question pops up:

Which home air filter is best for my health?

There are many types of home air filters from which you can choose. Allergy prevention is a high priority for many families to be healthy.

HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Home Air Filters

HEPA filters are considered the top filtration product by Pardee Service Experts, 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 usually used in hospitals to remove germs and keep everyone healthy, but Pardee Service Experts provides them for home air filters. If there are any serious respirational health problems for anyone in the home, the experts advise 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 aid in relieving allergy symptoms, they also help your HVAC systems 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 familiar home air filters and can be found at the majority of department stores. While pleated home air filters may come with a lower price tag, they also have to be replaced more often – every four to twelve weeks versus yearly 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 six with one, half a dozen with the other. Standard pleated air filters can eliminate up to 45% of pollutants in your home’s air and the largest factor is the number of pleats per foot. The higher count of 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 simple type of home air filter. These filters do not generally improve your indoor air quality; instead, they were created to protect the heating and cooling equipment from having larger contaminants enter 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 Pardee Service Experts 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.

 
 
 
 
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