Endless are the points to consider when it comes to ultimate home comfort. Should you purchase a high-efficiency AC system? Which size and brand of equipment is ideal for your home|? Are programmable thermostats truly worth the investment? And round and round we go.
Just when you think all the decisions have been made, another essential question pops up:
Which home air filter is best for my health?
There are a variety of home air filters available for your home. Allergy prevention is a high priority for many families to stay healthy.
HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Home Air Filters
HEPA filters are rated as the top filtration product by Rob's Albertan 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 family’s air. These are the types of filters commonly used in hospitals to kill germs and keep patients and staff healthy, but Rob's Albertan Service Experts supplies them for home air filters. If there are any critical respirational health ailments for anyone in the home, the experts suggest the investment 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 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 familiar home air filters and can be found at most big box stores. While pleated home air filters may cost less, they also have to be changed more often – every four to twelve weeks versus once a year 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 nearly the same price. Standard pleated air filters can eliminate up to 45% of pollutants in your home’s air and the largest 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 home air filter type. These filters do not generally better your home’s air quality; instead, they were created to shelter the heating and cooling equipment from having larger contaminants enter the system and harm the components. As a result, they aren’t successful at removing indoor air pollutants, but they are available for about $1 each.
If you aren’t sure which air filter is best for your home, give Rob's Albertan Service Experts a call today and we will walk you through your options to make the best decision for your family’s breathing air.