There’s so much to consider when it comes to ideal home comfort. Should you purchase a high-efficiency AC system? Which size and model of equipment is right for your home|? Are smart thermostats actually worth the investment? And on and on it goes.
Just when you think you are done making home comfort decisions, another important question pops up:
Which home air filter is best for my health?
There are many types of home air filters you can choose from. 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 ultimate filtration product by Becht/Givens , as well as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the EPA. HEPA filters can kill up to 98% of pollutants in your indoor air. These are the types of filters usually utilized in hospitals to destroy germs and keep people healthy, but Becht/Givens offers them for home air filters. If there are any dangerous respirational health problems for anyone in the home, the experts suggest the investment 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 aid in relieving allergy symptoms, they also help your HVAC 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 familiar home air filters and can be found at the majority of big box stores. While pleated home air filters may have a lower cost, they also have to be replaced more often – every four to twelve weeks versus yearly 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 eliminate up to 45% of pollutants in your home’s air and the largest 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 simple type of home air filter. These filters do not generally improve your home’s air quality; instead, they were intended to shelter the heating and air conditioning equipment from having larger contaminants infiltrate the system and harm the parts. As a result, they remove less than 10% of pollutants in your indoor air, but only cost around $1 each.
If you’re having trouble deciding which air filter is the best choice for your home, give Becht/Givens 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.