There’s so much to consider when it comes to ultimate home comfort. Should you purchase a high-efficiency AC system? Which size and brand of equipment is right for your home|? Are programmable thermostats really 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 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 ultimate 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 commonly used 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 ailments for anyone in the home, the experts suggest the purchase of a whole-home HEPA air filtration system.
High-Efficiency Home Air Filters
These guys remove 85% of air pollutants in your home. Not only will high-efficiency home air filters aid in 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 energy 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 department 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 cost anywhere from $60-$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 your home’s air will be.
Basic Fiberglass Home Air Filters
The flat, fiberglass air filters are the most basic type of home air filter. These filters do not normally better your family’s air quality; instead, they were created to shelter the heating and cooling equipment from having larger contaminants infiltrate the system and damage the components. As a result, they aren’t successful at removing indoor air pollutants, but only cost around $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 explain your options and help you make the best decision for your indoor air quality.