May 19, 2016

There are so many things to consider when it comes to perfect home comfort. Should you invest in a high-efficiency AC system? Which size and model of system is best for your home|? Are programmable thermostats actually worth the cost? And round and round we go.

Just when you think all the decisions have been made, 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 big objective 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 installed in hospitals to remove germs and keep patients and staff healthy, but Levy & Son Service Experts offers 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 help with reducing 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 standard 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 pollutants in your home’s air and the most important factor is the number of pleats per foot. The more 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 plain home air filter type. These filters do not usually improve your family’s air quality; instead, they were designed to guard the heating and cooling equipment from having larger contaminants enter the system and ruin the pieces. As a result, they can only remove less than 10% of your indoor air pollutants, but you can purchase them for about $1 each.

 
 
 

If you’re having trouble deciding which air filter is the best choice 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.

 
 
 
 
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