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 make of system is right for your home|? Are wifi thermostats truly worth the cost? The list goes on and on.
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 a variety of home air filters you can choose from. 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 Parker Pearce 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 used in hospitals to destroy germs and keep patients and staff healthy, but Parker Pearce Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning installs them for home air filters. If there are any dangerous respirational health issues for anyone in the home, the experts recommend the investment of a whole-home HEPA air filtration system.
High-Efficiency Home Air Filters
These bad boys remove 85% of your home’s air pollutants. Not only will high-efficiency home air filters assist with relieving allergy symptoms, they also help your HVAC systems operate 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 the majority of home improvement stores. While pleated home air filters may come with a lower price tag, 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 largest 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 components. As a result, they can only remove less than 10% of your indoor air pollutants, 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 Heating & Air Conditioning a call today and we will walk you through your options to make the best decision for your family’s breathing air.