There are so many things to consider when it comes to ultimate home comfort. Should you buy a high-efficiency air conditioning unit? 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 you might have made all the decisions there are to make, another major question pops up:
Which home air filter should I choose for my family’s health?
There are several kinds of home air filters you can choose from. 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 , 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 typically used in hospitals to kill germs and keep everyone healthy, but Falso offers them for home air filters. If there are any critical 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 lowering energy costs which could save you money on energy bills year after year.
Standard Pleated Media Home Air Filters
These are your more familiar home air filters and can be found at nearly all big box stores. While pleated home air filters may come with a lower price tag, they also have to be changed more often – every one to three months versus annually 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 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 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 improve your family’s air quality; instead, they were created to protect the heating and air conditioning equipment from having larger contaminants enter the system and ruin the components. As a result, they can only remove less than 10% of your indoor air pollutants, but only cost around $1 each.
If you aren’t sure which air filter is best 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.