May 19, 2016

Endless are the points to consider when it comes to absolute home comfort. Should you purchase a high-efficiency AC system? Which size and brand of AC is best for your home|? Are smart thermostats truly worth the money? And on and on it goes.

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

Which home air filter will be best for my family’s health?

There are many types 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 seen as the top filtration product by Parker Pearce Service Experts, 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 usually installed in hospitals to remove germs and keep everyone healthy, but Parker Pearce Service Experts installs them for home air filters. If there are any dangerous respirational health ailments for anyone in the home, the experts recommend the investment 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 assist with alleviating allergy symptoms, they also help your HVAC systems work 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 most home improvement stores. While pleated home air filters may cost less, they also have to be replaced more often – every 30-90 days versus annually 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 nearly the same price. Standard pleated air filters can eliminate up to 45% of the air pollutants in your home and the biggest factor is the number of pleats per foot. The higher number of pleats, the better the air flow, and the cleaner your famiy’s 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 normally enhance your home’s air quality; instead, they were created to shelter the heating and cooling equipment from having larger contaminants infiltrate the system and harm the parts. As a result, they remove less than 10% of pollutants in your indoor air, but they are available for about $1 each.

 
 
 

If you need help deciding which air filter is the best fit for you home, give Parker Pearce Service Experts a call today and we will walk you through your options to make the best decision for your family’s breathing air.

 
 
 
 
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