There’s so much 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 money? 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 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 Sunbeam Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, 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 installed in hospitals to remove germs and keep everyone healthy, but Sunbeam Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning supplies them for home air filters. If there are any dangerous respirational health ailments for anyone in the home, the experts recommend the installation 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 heating and air conditioning systems work 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 nearly all big box stores. While pleated home air filters may come with a lower price tag, they also have to be replaced 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 pollutants in your home’s air and the most important factor is the number of pleats per foot. The more 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 plain type of filters. These filters do not generally better your indoor air quality; instead, they were created to protect the HVAC equipment from having larger contaminants get into the system and ruin the components. As a result, they remove less than 10% of pollutants in your indoor air, but they are available for about $1 each.
If you’re having trouble deciding which air filter is the best choice for your home, give Sunbeam 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.