Endless are the points to consider when it comes to absolute home comfort. Should you invest in a high-efficiency air conditioning unit? Which size and model of AC is ideal for your home|? Are smart thermostats really worth the cost? And on and on it goes.
Just when you think you might have made all the decisions there are to make, another critical question pops up:
Which home air filter will be best for my family’s health?
There are many types 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 considered the ultimate filtration product by Bob Brown , as well as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the EPA. HEPA filters can destroy up to 98% of pollutants in your indoor air. These are the types of filters commonly installed in hospitals to kill germs and keep patients and staff healthy, but Bob Brown provides them for home air filters. If there are any dangerous respirational health ailments for anyone in the home, the experts advise 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 lowering energy costs which could save you money on energy bills year after year.
Standard Pleated Media Home Air Filters
These are your more standard 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 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 nearly the same price. Standard pleated air filters can remove up to 45% of the air pollutants in your home and the biggest factor is the number of pleats per foot. The higher number 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 better your home’s air quality; instead, they were created to guard the heating and air conditioning equipment from having larger contaminants enter the system and harm the pieces. As a result, they aren’t successful at removing 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 Bob Brown Service Experts a call today and we will explain your options and help you make the best decision for your indoor air quality.