Endless are the points to consider when it comes to ultimate home comfort. Should you invest in a high-efficiency AC system? Which size and make of system is right for your home|? Are programmable thermostats actually worth the money? And round and round we go.
Just when you think you are done making home comfort decisions, another major question pops up:
Which home air filter should I choose for my family’s health?
There are several kinds 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 Peitz Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, as well as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the EPA. HEPA filters can kill up to 98% of pollutants in your family’s air. These are the types of filters typically used in hospitals to kill germs and keep patients and staff healthy, but Peitz Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning installs them for home air filters. If there are any serious respirational health problems 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 reducing allergy symptoms, they also help your heating and air conditioning systems run more efficiently, ultimately cutting down on 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 familiar home air filters and can be found at the majority of home improvement stores. While pleated home air filters may have a lower cost, they also have to be switched out more often – every one to three months versus yearly 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 basically the same amount. Standard pleated air filters can remove up to 45% of pollutants in your home’s air and the biggest 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 basic type of filters. These filters do not usually improve your indoor air quality; instead, they were designed to protect the HVAC equipment from having larger contaminants get into the system and harm the parts. As a result, they can only remove less than 10% of your indoor air pollutants, but they are available for about $1 each.
If you need help deciding which air filter is the best fit for you home, give Peitz Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call today and we will talk you through all the options and help you decide which air filter is best for your home’s air.