There are so many things to consider when it comes to total home comfort. Should you invest in a high-efficiency AC system? 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 will be best for my family’s health?
There are many types of home air filters you can choose from. Allergy prevention is a big objective for many families to keep healthy.
HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Home Air Filters
HEPA filters are seen as the top filtration product by Robinson 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 patients and staff healthy, but Robinson 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 relieving allergy symptoms, they also help your heating and cooling equipment function more efficiently, ultimately decreasing 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 department stores. While pleated home air filters may cost less, they also have to be switched out 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 destroy 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 normally improve your home’s air quality; instead, they were designed to protect the heating and cooling equipment from having larger contaminants enter the system and damage the pieces. 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 Robinson Service Experts a call today and we will explain your options and help you make the best decision for your indoor air quality.
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