Choose the Air Filter That’s Right for Your Home
There are so many things to consider when it comes to absolute home comfort. Should you buy a high-efficiency air conditioning unit? Which size and brand of equipment is ideal for your home? Are programmable thermostats truly worth the cost? And round and round we go.
Just when you think all the decisions have been made, another critical question pops up:
Which home air filter should I choose for my family’s health?
There are many types of home air filters available for your home. Allergy prevention is a big objective for many families to be healthy.
HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Home Air Filters
HEPA filters are rated as the leading filtration product by Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning, as well as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the EPA. HEPA filters can remove up to 98% of pollutants in your family’s air. These are the types of filters usually used in hospitals to remove germs and keep everyone healthy, but Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning offers them for home air filters. If there are any critical respirational health problems for anyone in the home, the experts advise the installation 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 assist 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 standard home air filters and can be found at nearly all department stores. While pleated home air filters may come with a lower price tag, they also have to be switched out more often – every 30-90 days versus yearly like the whole-home HEPA and high-efficiency air filters. Since HEPA home air filters range from $60 to $100, for annual cost you’re looking at basically the same amount. Standard pleated air filters can remove up to 45% of the air pollutants in your home and the most important factor is the number of pleats per foot. The higher count of 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 type of home air filter. These filters do not usually improve your family’s air quality; instead, they were designed to guard the heating and cooling equipment from having larger contaminants get into the system and ruin the pieces. As a result, they can only remove less than 10% of your indoor air pollutants, but only cost around $1 each.
If you’re having trouble deciding which air filter is the best choice for your home, give Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning a call today and we will explain your options and help you make the best decision for your indoor air quality.
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