Which Air Filter is Right for Your Health
There are so many things to consider when it comes to ideal home comfort. Should you invest in a high-efficiency air conditioning unit? Which size and make of equipment is ideal for your home? Are programmable thermostats actually worth the cost? The list goes on and on.
Just when you think all the decisions have been made, another important question pops up:
Which home air filter is best for my health?
There are several kinds of home air filters available for your home. Allergy prevention is a main goal for many families to keep healthy.
HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Home Air Filters
HEPA filters are rated as the ultimate filtration product by Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning, 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 commonly used in hospitals to remove germs and keep people healthy, but Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning supplies them for home air filters. If there are any critical 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 pollutants in your home’s air. Not only will high-efficiency home air filters aid in alleviating allergy symptoms, they also help your heating and air conditioning 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 common home air filters and can be found at most home improvement stores. While pleated home air filters may have a lower cost, they also have to be switched out more often – every four to twelve weeks 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 eliminate up to 45% of your home’s air pollutants and the largest factor is the number of pleats per foot. The higher count 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 simple type of filters. These filters do not generally enhance your family’s air quality; instead, they were intended to guard the heating and cooling equipment from having larger contaminants get into the system and harm the pieces. As a result, they remove less than 10% of pollutants in your indoor air, but they are available for about $1 each.
If you aren’t sure which air filter is best for your home, give Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning 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.
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