There are so many things to consider when it comes to total home comfort. Should you purchase a high-efficiency air conditioner? Which size and model of equipment is best for your home|? Are programmable thermostats truly worth the investment? And round and round we go.
Just when you think you might have made all the decisions there are to make, another major question pops up:
Which home air filter is best for my health?
There are many types of home air filters you can choose from. Allergy prevention is a main goal for many families to be healthy.
HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Home Air Filters
HEPA filters are rated as the top filtration product by San Antonio Air Service Experts, as well as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the EPA. HEPA filters can get rid of up to 98% of pollutants in your family’s air. These are the types of filters usually utilized in hospitals to destroy germs and keep everyone healthy, but San Antonio Air Service Experts provides them for home air filters. If there are any critical 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 filters remove 85% of pollutants in your home’s air. Not only will high-efficiency home air filters assist with alleviating allergy symptoms, they also help your heating and cooling equipment work more efficiently, ultimately cutting down on 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 nearly all home improvement stores. While pleated home air filters may cost less, they also have to be switched out more often – every four to twelve weeks 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 six with one, half a dozen with the other. Standard pleated air filters can remove up to 45% of the air pollutants in your home and the biggest 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 basic type of filters. These filters do not usually enhance your family’s air quality; instead, they were created to shelter the heating and cooling equipment from having larger contaminants enter the system and damage the parts. As a result, they remove less than 10% of pollutants in your indoor air, but only cost around $1 each.
If you aren’t sure which air filter is best for your home, give San Antonio Air Service Experts a call today and we will walk you through your options to make the best decision for your family’s breathing air.