There are so many things to consider when it comes to total home comfort. Should you purchase a high-efficiency AC system? Which size and model of AC is right for your home|? Are programmable thermostats actually worth the money? And round and round we go.
Just when you think you might have made all the decisions there are to make, another critical question pops up:
Which home air filter will be best for my family’s health?
There are several kinds of home air filters you can choose from. Allergy prevention is a high priority for many families to be healthy.
HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Home Air Filters
HEPA filters are rated as the ultimate filtration product by Levy & Son 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 used in hospitals to remove germs and keep everyone healthy, but Levy & Son Service Experts supplies them for home air filters. If there are any dangerous respirational health ailments for anyone in the home, the experts suggest the investment 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 help with reducing allergy symptoms, they also help your heating and cooling equipment operate 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 most department stores. While pleated home air filters may cost less, they also have to be changed 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 cost anywhere from $60-$100, for annual cost you’re looking at basically the same amount. Standard pleated air filters can eliminate up to 45% of your home’s air pollutants and the most important factor is the number of pleats per foot. The higher number of 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 home air filter type. These filters do not usually improve your family’s air quality; instead, they were created to protect the heating and cooling equipment from having larger contaminants get into the system and ruin 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 Levy & Son 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.