There are so many things to consider when it comes to total home comfort. Should you invest in a high-efficiency air conditioner? Which size and make of system is best for your home? Are smart thermostats truly worth the money? And on and on it goes.
Just when you think you are done making home comfort decisions, another essential question pops up:
Which home air filter should I choose for my family’s health?
There are a variety of home air filters from which you can choose. Allergy prevention is a big objective for many families to stay healthy.
HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Home Air Filters
HEPA filters are considered the top filtration product by Atmostemp Service Experts, 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 indoor air. These are the types of filters commonly used in hospitals to remove germs and keep patients and staff healthy, but Atmostemp Service Experts provides 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 guys remove 85% of your home’s air pollutants. Not only will high-efficiency home air filters help with relieving allergy symptoms, they also help your HVAC systems function 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 typical home air filters and can be found at the majority of home improvement stores. While pleated home air filters may cost less, they also have to be replaced 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 nearly the same price. Standard pleated air filters can destroy up to 45% of pollutants in your home’s air and the biggest 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 basic type of home air filter. These filters do not usually better your indoor air quality; instead, they were designed to protect the HVAC equipment from having larger contaminants get into the system and damage the parts. As a result, they remove less than 10% of pollutants in your indoor air, but only cost around $1 each.
If you need help deciding which air filter is the best fit for you home, give Atmostemp Service Experts 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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