May 19, 2016

There’s so much to consider when it comes to total home comfort. Should you buy a high-efficiency air conditioner? Which size and brand of system is ideal for your home|? Are wifi thermostats actually worth the money? And on and on it goes.

Just when you think all the decisions have been made, another critical question pops up:

Which home air filter is best for my health?

There are many types of home air filters available for your home. Allergy prevention is a high priority for many families to be healthy.

HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Home Air Filters

HEPA filters are rated as the ultimate filtration product by Atmostemp Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, 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 remove germs and keep everyone healthy, but Atmostemp 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 suggest the installation of a whole-home HEPA air filtration system.

 
 
 

High-Efficiency Home Air Filters

These bad boys remove 85% of pollutants in your home’s air. Not only will high-efficiency home air filters aid in 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 the majority of department 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 annually 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 more 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 plain home air filter type. These filters do not normally enhance your family’s air quality; instead, they were intended to shelter the HVAC equipment from having larger contaminants infiltrate the system and harm the parts. 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 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.

 
 
 
 
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