Endless are the points to consider when it comes to ideal home comfort. Should you invest in a high-efficiency air conditioning unit? Which size and model of system is ideal for your home|? Are smart thermostats actually worth the cost? And on and on it goes.
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 a variety of home air filters available for your home. Allergy prevention is a main goal for many families to be healthy.
HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Home Air Filters
HEPA filters are rated as the top filtration product by Bob Brown Service Experts, as well as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the EPA. HEPA filters can destroy up to 98% of pollutants in your home’s air. These are the types of filters usually installed in hospitals to kill germs and keep patients and staff healthy, but Bob Brown Service Experts provides them for home air filters. If there are any dangerous respirational health ailments for anyone in the home, the experts suggest the purchase 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 assist with relieving allergy symptoms, they also help your heating and air conditioning systems operate 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 familiar home air filters and can be found at nearly all department stores. While pleated home air filters may come with a lower price tag, they also have to be changed more often – every four to twelve weeks versus annually like the whole-home HEPA and high-efficiency air filters. Since HEPA home air filters can cost you between $60 and $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 the air pollutants in your home and the biggest factor is the number of pleats per foot. The more 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 basic home air filter type. These filters do not normally improve your home’s air quality; instead, they were created to guard the heating and air conditioning equipment from having larger contaminants get into the system and damage the pieces. As a result, they aren’t successful at removing indoor air pollutants, but only cost around $1 each.
If you need help deciding which air filter is the best fit for you home, give Bob Brown Service Experts a call today and we will walk you through your options to make the best decision for your family’s breathing air.