Which Air Filter is Right for Your Health

May 19, 2016

There are so many things to consider when it comes to ultimate home comfort. Should you buy a high-efficiency air conditioning unit? Which size and brand of system is best for your home|? Are smart thermostats truly 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 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 rated as the top filtration product by Calverley 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 indoor air. These are the types of filters commonly utilized in hospitals to kill germs and keep patients and staff healthy, but Calverley Service Experts offers them for home air filters. If there are any dangerous respirational health issues for anyone in the home, the experts suggest the investment of a whole-home HEPA air filtration system.

 
 
 

High-Efficiency Home Air Filters

These guys remove 85% of your home’s air pollutants. Not only will high-efficiency home air filters aid in reducing allergy symptoms, they also help your heating and cooling equipment 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 the majority of department stores. While pleated home air filters may cost less, 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 range from $60 to $100, for annual cost you’re looking at basically the same amount. Standard pleated air filters can remove 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 improve your family’s air quality; instead, they were created to shelter the HVAC equipment from having larger contaminants infiltrate the system and harm the components. As a result, they aren’t successful at removing indoor air pollutants, but only cost around $1 each.

 
 
 

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