Endless are the points to consider when it comes to ideal home comfort. Should you buy a high-efficiency air conditioning unit? Which size and make of system is right for your home? Are programmable thermostats really worth the money? And on and on it goes.
Just when you think you are done making home comfort decisions, another essential question pops up:
Which home air filter is best for my health?
There are many types of home air filters from which you can choose. 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 top filtration product by Chief/Bauer 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 indoor air. These are the types of filters commonly used in hospitals to remove germs and keep everyone healthy, but Chief/Bauer Service Experts provides them for home air filters. If there are any serious respirational health issues for anyone in the home, the experts recommend the installation of a whole-home HEPA air filtration system.
High-Efficiency Home Air Filters
These bad boys remove 85% of your home’s air pollutants. Not only will high-efficiency home air filters help with reducing allergy symptoms, they also help your heating and air conditioning systems function 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 typical home air filters and can be found at most big box stores. While pleated home air filters may cost less, they also have to be changed more often – every 30-90 days versus annually 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 remove up to 45% of pollutants in your home’s air and the biggest 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 basic type of home air filter. These filters do not generally enhance your home’s air quality; instead, they were created to protect the HVAC 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 Chief/Bauer 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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