Endless are the points to consider when it comes to ideal home comfort. Should you invest in a high-efficiency air conditioning unit? Which size and make of system is ideal for your home|? Are smart thermostats actually worth the investment? 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 should I choose for my family’s health?
There are a variety 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 seen as the top filtration product by R & M Climate Control Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, as well as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the EPA. HEPA filters can destroy up to 98% of pollutants in your home’s air. These are the types of filters usually installed in hospitals to kill germs and keep people healthy, but R & M Climate Control Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning installs them for home air filters. If there are any dangerous respirational health ailments for anyone in the home, the experts suggest the installation 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 reducing allergy symptoms, they also help your HVAC systems work 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 familiar home air filters and can be found at the majority of big box stores. While pleated home air filters may come with a lower price tag, 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 range from $60 to $100, for annual cost you’re looking at six with one, half a dozen with the other. Standard pleated air filters can destroy up to 45% of the air pollutants in your home 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 famiy’s air will be.
Basic Fiberglass Home Air Filters
The flat, fiberglass air filters are the most simple type of filters. These filters do not usually improve your family’s air quality; instead, they were created to protect the HVAC equipment from having larger contaminants infiltrate the system and harm the pieces. As a result, they can only remove less than 10% of your indoor air pollutants, but only cost around $1 each.
If you’re having trouble deciding which air filter is the best choice for your home, give R & M Climate Control Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call today and we will explain your options and help you make the best decision for your indoor air quality.