May 19, 2016

Endless are the points to consider when it comes to total home comfort. Should you purchase a high-efficiency air conditioning unit? Which size and brand of system is right for your home|? Are wifi thermostats truly worth the cost? And round and round we go.

Just when you think you are done making home comfort decisions, another major question pops up:

Which home air filter is best for my health?

There are several kinds of home air filters available for your home. Allergy prevention is a main goal for many families to keep healthy.

HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Home Air Filters

HEPA filters are seen as the top filtration product by Epperson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, as well as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the EPA. HEPA filters can get rid of up to 98% of pollutants in your home’s air. These are the types of filters typically installed in hospitals to destroy germs and keep everyone healthy, but Epperson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning provides them for home air filters. If there are any critical respirational health issues for anyone in the home, the experts advise the installation 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 help with reducing allergy symptoms, they also help your heating and cooling equipment function more efficiently, ultimately decreasing 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 home improvement stores. While pleated home air filters may have a lower cost, 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 destroy up to 45% of your home’s air pollutants and the biggest 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 plain type of filters. These filters do not normally improve your indoor air quality; instead, they were designed to shelter the heating and cooling equipment from having larger contaminants infiltrate 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 need help deciding which air filter is the best fit for you home, give Epperson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning 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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