May 19, 2016

Endless are the points to consider when it comes to perfect home comfort. Should you buy a high-efficiency air conditioner? Which size and brand of system is right for your home|? Are programmable thermostats truly worth the investment? The list goes on and on.

Just when you think all the decisions have been made, another important question pops up:

Which home air filter should I choose for my family’s health?

There are several kinds of home air filters from which you can choose. 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 Freschi Service Experts, 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 destroy germs and keep people healthy, but Freschi Service Experts supplies them for home air filters. If there are any critical respirational health issues for anyone in the home, the experts advise the investment 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 heating and air conditioning 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 standard home air filters and can be found at most department stores. While pleated home air filters may come with a lower price tag, they also have to be replaced more often – every four to twelve weeks versus yearly 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 remove up to 45% of your home’s air pollutants and the most important 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 simple home air filter type. These filters do not normally better your family’s air quality; instead, they were created to shelter the heating and cooling equipment from having larger contaminants get into the system and ruin the parts. As a result, they can only remove less than 10% of your indoor air pollutants, 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.

 
 
 
 
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