Choose the Air Filter That's Best for Your Family's Health
There’s so much to consider when it comes to ultimate home comfort. Should you invest in a high-efficiency air conditioning unit? Which size and brand of equipment is right for your home|? Are programmable thermostats really worth the money? And round and round we go.
Just when you think you are done making home comfort decisions, another major question pops up:
Which home air filter should I choose for my family’s health?
There are many types of home air filters from which you can choose. Allergy prevention is a main goal for many families to be healthy.
HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Home Air Filters
HEPA filters are seen as the top filtration product by Peachtree , as well as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the EPA. HEPA filters can remove up to 98% of pollutants in your family’s air. These are the types of filters usually installed in hospitals to kill germs and keep everyone healthy, but Peachtree offers them for home air filters. If there are any serious respirational health problems for anyone in the home, the experts advise the purchase of a whole-home HEPA air filtration system.
High-Efficiency Home Air Filters
These bad boys remove 85% of your home’s air pollutants. Not only will high-efficiency home air filters assist 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 familiar 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 replaced more often – every 30-90 days versus annually like the whole-home HEPA and high-efficiency air filters. Since HEPA home air filters can cost you between $60 and $100, for annual cost you’re looking at basically the same amount. Standard pleated air filters can destroy up to 45% of the air pollutants in your home and the biggest factor is the number of pleats per foot. The higher number 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 simple type of filters. These filters do not generally enhance your home’s air quality; instead, they were intended to shelter the HVAC equipment from having larger contaminants get into the system and ruin the components. As a result, they remove less than 10% of pollutants in your indoor air, but they are available for about $1 each.
If you need help deciding which air filter is the best fit for you home, give Peachtree Service Experts a call today and we will walk you through your options to make the best decision for your family’s breathing air.