May 19, 2016

There’s so much to consider when it comes to absolute home comfort. Should you purchase a high-efficiency air conditioning unit? Which size and model of equipment is right for your home|? Are smart thermostats really 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 should I choose for my family’s health?

There are a variety 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 Service Experts, as well as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the EPA. HEPA filters can destroy up to 98% of pollutants in your home’s air. These are the types of filters commonly utilized in hospitals to remove germs and keep people healthy, but Becht/Givens Service Experts offers them for home air filters. If there are any dangerous respirational health problems for anyone in the home, the experts suggest the installation 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 help with alleviating allergy symptoms, they also help your HVAC systems operate 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 most 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 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 eliminate up to 45% of your home’s air pollutants and the biggest 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 usually better your indoor air quality; instead, they were intended to shelter the heating and air conditioning equipment from having larger contaminants infiltrate the system and damage the components. As a result, they remove less than 10% of pollutants in your indoor air, but you can purchase them for about $1 each.

 
 
 

If you aren’t sure which air filter is best 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.

 
 
 
 
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