There are so many things to consider when it comes to perfect home comfort. Should you purchase a high-efficiency AC system? Which size and make of system is ideal for your home|? Are smart thermostats really worth the cost? And round and round we go.
Just when you think all the decisions have been made, another essential question pops up:
Which home air filter is best for my health?
There are a variety of home air filters from which you can choose. Allergy prevention is a main goal for many families to keep healthy.
HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Home Air Filters
HEPA filters are rated as the leading filtration product by Boehmers/Cronin Emery , 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 usually used in hospitals to remove germs and keep everyone healthy, but Boehmers/Cronin Emery 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 help with reducing allergy symptoms, they also help your HVAC systems function more efficiently, ultimately cutting down on 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 department 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 cost anywhere from $60-$100, for annual cost you’re looking at basically the same amount. Standard pleated air filters can remove up to 45% of pollutants in your home’s air 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 simple type of home air filter. These filters do not normally improve your home’s air quality; instead, they were designed to shelter the HVAC equipment from having larger contaminants infiltrate 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’re having trouble deciding which air filter is the best choice for your home, give Boehmers/Cronin Emery Home Services by Enercare a call today and we will walk you through your options to make the best decision for your family’s breathing air.