There are so many things to consider when it comes to perfect home comfort. Should you buy a high-efficiency air conditioner? Which size and make of system is best for your home|? Are wifi thermostats truly worth the cost? And on and on it goes.
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 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 rated as the leading filtration product by Bryant Heating & Cooling Service Experts, 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 typically used in hospitals to destroy germs and keep everyone healthy, but Bryant Heating & Cooling Service Experts supplies them for home air filters. If there are any serious respirational health ailments for anyone in the home, the experts suggest the purchase of a whole-home HEPA air filtration system.
High-Efficiency Home Air Filters
These bad boys remove 85% of air pollutants in your home. Not only will high-efficiency home air filters aid in alleviating allergy symptoms, they also help your HVAC systems function more efficiently, ultimately decreasing energy costs which could save you money on energy bills year after year.
Standard Pleated Media Home Air Filters
These are your more common home air filters and can be found at the majority of department stores. While pleated home air filters may cost less, they also have to be switched out more often – every one to three months 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 the air pollutants in your home and the largest factor is the number of pleats per foot. The more 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 basic type of filters. These filters do not normally better your indoor air quality; instead, they were created to guard the HVAC equipment from having larger contaminants infiltrate 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 Bryant Heating & Cooling 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.