There are so many things to consider when it comes to ultimate home comfort. Should you purchase a high-efficiency air conditioning unit? Which size and make of equipment is right for your home|? Are programmable thermostats really worth the investment? 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 should I choose for my family’s health?
There are many types of home air filters you can choose from. Allergy prevention is a high priority for many families to stay healthy.
HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Home Air Filters
HEPA filters are seen as the top filtration product by Gordon's Service Experts, as well as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the EPA. HEPA filters can eliminate up to 98% of pollutants in your family’s air. These are the types of filters usually installed in hospitals to remove germs and keep people healthy, but Gordon's Service Experts offers them for home air filters. If there are any dangerous respirational health issues for anyone in the home, the experts suggest the purchase of a whole-home HEPA air filtration system.
High-Efficiency Home Air Filters
These bad boys remove 85% of air pollutants in your home. Not only will high-efficiency home air filters help with relieving allergy symptoms, they also help your heating and air conditioning systems function more efficiently, ultimately cutting down on energy costs which could save you money on utility bills year after year.
Standard Pleated Media Home Air Filters
These are your more common home air filters and can be found at the majority of home improvement stores. While pleated home air filters may have a lower cost, 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 nearly the same price. Standard pleated air filters can eliminate 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 plain type of home air filter. These filters do not normally improve your family’s air quality; instead, they were created to shelter the heating and cooling equipment from having larger contaminants infiltrate the system and harm the components. As a result, they aren’t successful at removing indoor air pollutants, but you can purchase them for about $1 each.
If you aren’t sure which air filter is best for your home, give Gordon's Service Experts a call today and we will walk you through your options to make the best decision for your family’s breathing air.