Endless are the points to consider when it comes to absolute home comfort. Should you buy a high-efficiency air conditioning unit? Which size and model of AC is ideal for your home|? Are smart thermostats really worth the money? And round and round we go.
Just when you think you are done making home comfort decisions, another important question pops up:
Which home air filter is best for my health?
There are many types of home air filters available for your home. Allergy prevention is a high priority for many families to keep healthy.
HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Home Air Filters
HEPA filters are rated as the top filtration product by Strogen's, as well as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the EPA. HEPA filters can remove up to 98% of pollutants in your family’s air. These are the types of filters typically installed in hospitals to kill germs and keep patients and staff healthy, but Strogen's installs them for home air filters. If there are any dangerous respirational health problems 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 your home’s air pollutants. Not only will high-efficiency home air filters help with relieving allergy symptoms, they also help your HVAC systems 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 familiar home air filters and can be found at nearly all department stores. While pleated home air filters may cost less, they also have to be replaced more often – every one to three months versus annually 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 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 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 basic home air filter type. These filters do not normally enhance your indoor air quality; instead, they were created to protect the HVAC equipment from having larger contaminants get into the system and harm the pieces. As a result, they aren’t successful at removing indoor air pollutants, but they are available for about $1 each.
If you’re having trouble deciding which air filter is the best choice for your home, give Strogen's 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.