Endless are the points to consider when it comes to ideal home comfort. Should you purchase a high-efficiency air conditioning unit? Which size and model of AC is right 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 important question pops up:
Which home air filter will be best for my family’s health?
There are a variety 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 considered the leading filtration product by Roland J. Down , 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 commonly installed in hospitals to kill germs and keep patients and staff healthy, but Roland J. Down supplies them for home air filters. If there are any dangerous respirational health issues for anyone in the home, the experts advise the purchase of a whole-home HEPA air filtration system.
High-Efficiency Home Air Filters
These guys remove 85% of pollutants in your home’s air. Not only will high-efficiency home air filters help with relieving allergy symptoms, they also help your HVAC systems run more efficiently, ultimately decreasing energy costs which could save you money on utility bills year after year.
Standard Pleated Media Home Air Filters
These are your more standard home air filters and can be found at most big box stores. While pleated home air filters may come with a lower price tag, 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 cost anywhere from $60-$100, for annual cost you’re looking at six with one, half a dozen with the other. Standard pleated air filters can eliminate up to 45% of pollutants in your home’s air and the biggest factor is the number of pleats per foot. The higher number of pleats, the better the air flow, and the cleaner your home’s air will be.
Basic Fiberglass Home Air Filters
The flat, fiberglass air filters are the most simple type of home air filter. These filters do not usually better your indoor air quality; instead, they were designed to shelter the HVAC equipment from having larger contaminants enter the system and ruin the components. As a result, they aren’t successful at removing 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 Roland J. Down Service Experts a call today and we will explain your options and help you make the best decision for your indoor air quality.