May 19, 2016

There’s so much to consider when it comes to ultimate home comfort. Should you buy a high-efficiency air conditioning unit? Which size and make of system is right for your home|? Are smart thermostats truly 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 many types of home air filters available for your home. Allergy prevention is a main goal for many families to keep healthy.

HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Home Air Filters

HEPA filters are considered the top filtration product by Calverley 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 usually utilized in hospitals to kill germs and keep patients and staff healthy, but Calverley Service Experts supplies them for home air filters. If there are any dangerous respirational health issues for anyone in the home, the experts advise 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 cooling equipment function more efficiently, ultimately lowering energy costs which could save you money on energy bills year after year.

 
    
 

Standard Pleated Media Home Air Filters

These are your more typical home air filters and can be found at most home improvement stores. While pleated home air filters may come with a lower price tag, they also have to be switched out more often – every 30-90 days versus yearly 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 destroy up to 45% of the air pollutants in your home and the most important factor is the number of pleats per foot. The higher count of pleats, the better the air flow, and the cleaner your famiy’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 normally better your family’s air quality; instead, they were designed to shelter the heating and cooling equipment from having larger contaminants infiltrate the system and harm the parts. As a result, they aren’t successful at removing indoor air pollutants, but you can purchase them for about $1 each.

 
 
 

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