There’s so much to consider when it comes to absolute home comfort. Should you invest in 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 you might have made all the decisions there are to make, another important question pops up:
Which home air filter will be best for my family’s health?
There are a variety of home air filters from which you can choose. 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 Roy Inch & Sons by Service Experts, as well as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the EPA. HEPA filters can remove up to 98% of pollutants in your home’s air. These are the types of filters typically installed in hospitals to remove germs and keep everyone healthy, but Roy Inch & Sons by Service Experts offers 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 heating and air conditioning 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 standard home air filters and can be found at the majority of 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 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 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 usually better your indoor air quality; instead, they were designed to guard the heating and cooling 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 aren’t sure which air filter is best for your home, give Roy Inch & Sons Home Services by Enercare a call today and we will explain your options and help you make the best decision for your indoor air quality.