May 19, 2016

There’s so much to consider when it comes to ideal home comfort. Should you buy a high-efficiency air conditioner? Which size and make of AC is right for your home|? Are programmable thermostats really worth the money? And on and on it goes.

Just when you think all the decisions have been made, another critical question pops up:

Which home air filter should I choose for my family’s health?

There are several kinds of home air filters you can choose from. Allergy prevention is a big objective for many families to be healthy.

HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Home Air Filters

HEPA filters are considered the ultimate filtration product by Eveready Service Experts, as well as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the EPA. HEPA filters can destroy 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 everyone healthy, but Eveready Service Experts installs them for home air filters. If there are any dangerous respirational health issues 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 pollutants in your home’s air. Not only will high-efficiency home air filters aid in alleviating allergy symptoms, they also help your HVAC 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 familiar 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 30-90 days 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 pollutants in your home’s air and the largest factor is the number of pleats per foot. The more pleats, the better the air flow, and the cleaner the air will be.

 
 
 

Basic Fiberglass Home Air Filters

The flat, fiberglass air filters are the most plain type of filters. These filters do not usually better your indoor air quality; instead, they were designed to shelter the heating and air conditioning equipment from having larger contaminants get into the system and harm the pieces. As a result, they remove less than 10% of pollutants in your indoor air, but you can purchase them for about $1 each.

 
 
 

If you aren’t sure which air filter is best for your home, give Eveready 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.

 
 
 
 
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