There are so many things to consider when it comes to perfect home comfort. Should you invest in a high-efficiency air conditioning unit? Which size and brand of AC is ideal for your home|? Are wifi thermostats actually worth the cost? And round and round we go.
Just when you think you might have made all the decisions there are to make, another essential question pops up:
Which home air filter should I choose for my family’s health?
There are many types of home air filters you can choose from. Allergy prevention is a main goal for many families to stay healthy.
HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Home Air Filters
HEPA filters are rated as the leading filtration product by Boehmers/Cronin Emery Service Experts, 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 indoor air. These are the types of filters usually used in hospitals to destroy germs and keep everyone healthy, but Boehmers/Cronin Emery Service Experts supplies them for home air filters. If there are any dangerous 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 guys remove 85% of pollutants in your home’s air. Not only will high-efficiency home air filters aid in reducing allergy symptoms, they also help your HVAC systems function 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 common home air filters and can be found at nearly all home improvement stores. While pleated home air filters may cost less, they also have to be switched out more often – every 30-90 days versus once a year 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 destroy up to 45% of pollutants in your home’s air and the largest 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 simple home air filter type. These filters do not normally improve your home’s air quality; instead, they were created to shelter the heating and cooling equipment from having larger contaminants infiltrate the system and ruin the components. As a result, they remove less than 10% of pollutants in your indoor air, but only cost around $1 each.
If you aren’t sure which air filter is best for your home, give Boehmers/Cronin Emery Service Experts a call today and we will explain your options and help you make the best decision for your indoor air quality.