May 19, 2016

There’s so much to consider when it comes to absolute home comfort. Should you purchase a high-efficiency AC system? Which size and model of equipment is right for your home|? Are smart thermostats really worth the money? The list goes on and on.

Just when you think all the decisions have been made, 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 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 top filtration product by Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, as well as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the EPA. HEPA filters can get rid of up to 98% of pollutants in your home’s air. These are the types of filters typically used in hospitals to remove germs and keep everyone healthy, but Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning supplies them for home air filters. If there are any serious respirational health ailments 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 assist with reducing allergy symptoms, they also help your HVAC systems run 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 big box stores. While pleated home air filters may have a lower cost, they also have to be switched out more often – every four to twelve weeks versus once a year 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 the air pollutants in your home 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 better your home’s air quality; instead, they were designed to guard the HVAC equipment from having larger contaminants enter the system and harm the parts. As a result, they aren’t successful at removing indoor air pollutants, but they are available for about $1 each.

 
 
 

If you’re having trouble deciding which air filter is the best choice for your home, give Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call today and we will explain your options and help you make the best decision for your indoor air quality.

 
 
 
 
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