There are so many things to consider when it comes to perfect home comfort. Should you buy a high-efficiency air conditioner? Which size and make of system is ideal for your home|? Are smart thermostats actually worth the money? The list goes on and on.
Just when you think all the decisions have been made, another critical question pops up:
Which home air filter should I choose for my family’s health?
There are a variety of home air filters available for your home. Allergy prevention is a big objective for many families to be healthy.
HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Home Air Filters
HEPA filters are rated as the top filtration product by Atmostemp 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 family’s air. These are the types of filters typically utilized in hospitals to destroy germs and keep patients and staff healthy, but Atmostemp Service Experts installs them for home air filters. If there are any dangerous respirational health issues for anyone in the home, the experts advise the installation of a whole-home HEPA air filtration system.
High-Efficiency Home Air Filters
These bad boys remove 85% of air pollutants in your home. Not only will high-efficiency home air filters help with alleviating allergy symptoms, they also help your HVAC systems function more efficiently, ultimately decreasing energy costs which could save you money on heating and cooling bills year after year.
Standard Pleated Media Home Air Filters
These are your more standard home air filters and can be found at most home improvement stores. While pleated home air filters may come with a lower price tag, they also have to be switched out more often – every 30-90 days versus yearly like the whole-home HEPA and high-efficiency air filters. Since HEPA home air filters cost anywhere from $60-$100, for annual cost you’re looking at basically the same amount. Standard pleated air filters can eliminate up to 45% of your home’s air pollutants and the most important factor is the number of pleats per foot. The higher number 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 basic home air filter type. These filters do not normally enhance your family’s air quality; instead, they were intended to shelter the heating and cooling equipment from having larger contaminants infiltrate the system and harm the components. As a result, they aren’t successful at removing indoor air pollutants, but you can purchase them for about $1 each.
If you’re having trouble deciding which air filter is the best choice for your home, give Atmostemp Service Experts a call today and we will explain your options and help you make the best decision for your indoor air quality.