There are so many things to consider when it comes to ultimate home comfort. Should you buy a high-efficiency air conditioner? Which size and make of equipment is best for your home|? Are programmable thermostats truly worth the cost? And round and round we go.
Just when you think you might have made all the decisions there are to make, another essential question pops up:
Which home air filter will be best for my family’s health?
There are many types of home air filters you can choose from. Allergy prevention is a high priority for many families to stay healthy.
HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Home Air Filters
HEPA filters are considered the top filtration product by Sunbeam Service Experts, as well as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the EPA. HEPA filters can eliminate up to 98% of pollutants in your home’s air. These are the types of filters typically used in hospitals to destroy germs and keep patients and staff healthy, but Sunbeam Service Experts offers them for home air filters. If there are any dangerous respirational health issues for anyone in the home, the experts recommend the investment of a whole-home HEPA air filtration system.
High-Efficiency Home Air Filters
These filters remove 85% of your home’s air pollutants. Not only will high-efficiency home air filters aid in reducing allergy symptoms, they also help your HVAC systems operate more efficiently, ultimately cutting down on 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 nearly all big box stores. While pleated home air filters may cost less, they also have to be changed more often – every 30-90 days 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 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 your famiy’s 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 home’s air quality; instead, they were created to guard the HVAC equipment from having larger contaminants enter the system and ruin 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 aren’t sure which air filter is best for your home, give Sunbeam Service Experts 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.