May 19, 2016

Endless are the points to consider when it comes to ultimate home comfort. Should you invest in a high-efficiency AC system? Which size and make of system is best for your home|? Are programmable thermostats actually worth the cost? The list goes on and on.

Just when you think you might have made all the decisions there are to make, another major question pops up:

Which home air filter should I choose for my family’s health?

There are a variety of home air filters from which you can choose. Allergy prevention is a big objective for many families to be healthy.

HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Home Air Filters

HEPA filters are considered the leading filtration product by Wesley Wood Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, as well as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the EPA. HEPA filters can eliminate up to 98% of pollutants in your indoor air. These are the types of filters usually used in hospitals to remove germs and keep everyone healthy, but Wesley Wood Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning supplies them for home air filters. If there are any dangerous respirational health ailments for anyone in the home, the experts advise the installation of a whole-home HEPA air filtration system.

 
 
 

High-Efficiency Home Air Filters

These guys 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 cooling equipment run more efficiently, ultimately lowering energy costs which could save you money on heating and cooling bills year after year.

 
    
 

Standard Pleated Media Home Air Filters

These are your more typical home air filters and can be found at the majority of big box stores. While pleated home air filters may cost less, they also have to be changed more often – every four to twelve weeks versus once a year 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 remove up to 45% of pollutants in your home’s air and the largest factor is the number of pleats per foot. The higher number 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 simple type of home air filter. These filters do not usually enhance your home’s air quality; instead, they were created to shelter the heating and air conditioning equipment from having larger contaminants get into the system and damage the parts. 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 need help deciding which air filter is the best fit for you home, give Wesley Wood Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call today and we will explain your options and help you make the best decision for your indoor air quality.

 
 
 
 
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