Which Air Filter is Right for Your Health
Endless are the points to consider when it comes to total home comfort. Should you buy a high-efficiency air conditioner? Which size and make of AC is best for your home|? Are programmable thermostats truly worth the investment? And on and on it goes.
Just when you think all the decisions have been made, another important question pops up:
Which home air filter is best for my health?
There are several kinds of home air filters you can choose from. Allergy prevention is a big objective for many families to keep healthy.
HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Home Air Filters
HEPA filters are rated as the top filtration product by Freschi , as well as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the EPA. HEPA filters can eliminate up to 98% of pollutants in your indoor air. These are the types of filters commonly utilized in hospitals to remove germs and keep people healthy, but Freschi supplies them for home air filters. If there are any serious respirational health issues 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 air pollutants in your home. Not only will high-efficiency home air filters aid in relieving allergy symptoms, they also help your HVAC systems run more efficiently, ultimately decreasing energy costs which could save you money on heating and cooling bills year after year.
Standard Pleated Media Home Air Filters
These are your more familiar home air filters and can be found at most department stores. While pleated home air filters may cost less, 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 basically the same amount. Standard pleated air filters can destroy up to 45% of pollutants in your home’s air and the most important factor is the number of pleats per foot. The more pleats, the better the air flow, and the cleaner your home’s air will be.
Basic Fiberglass Home Air Filters
The flat, fiberglass air filters are the most simple type of home air filter. These filters do not normally improve your family’s air quality; instead, they were designed to shelter the HVAC equipment from having larger contaminants enter the system and ruin the components. As a result, they remove less than 10% of pollutants in your indoor air, but you can purchase them for about $1 each.
If you need help deciding which air filter is the best fit for you home, give Freschi 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.