There’s so much to consider when it comes to ultimate home comfort. Should you buy a high-efficiency AC system? Which size and brand of equipment is ideal for your home|? Are smart thermostats truly worth the investment? And round and round we go.
Just when you think all the decisions have been made, another major question pops up:
Which home air filter is best for my health?
There are several kinds of home air filters from which you can choose. 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 top filtration product by Falso Service Experts, as well as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the EPA. HEPA filters can remove up to 98% of pollutants in your indoor air. These are the types of filters typically installed in hospitals to kill germs and keep everyone healthy, but Falso Service Experts offers them for home air filters. If there are any serious respirational health problems for anyone in the home, the experts recommend the purchase 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 assist with alleviating allergy symptoms, they also help your HVAC systems work 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 standard home air filters and can be found at nearly all big box stores. While pleated home air filters may cost less, they also have to be replaced more often – every 30-90 days versus annually 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 six with one, half a dozen with the other. 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 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 plain type of filters. These filters do not usually better your family’s air quality; instead, they were created to guard the heating and air conditioning equipment from having larger contaminants get into the system and ruin the parts. As a result, they remove less than 10% of pollutants in your indoor air, 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 Falso Service Experts 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.