Choose the Air Filter That's Right for Your Home
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 AC is best for your home|? Are programmable thermostats actually worth the cost? And on and on it goes.
Just when you think you might have made all the decisions there are to make, another major question pops up:
Which home air filter is best for my health?
There are a variety of home air filters you can choose from. 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 , 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 commonly used in hospitals to destroy germs and keep everyone healthy, but Wesley Wood supplies them for home air filters. If there are any dangerous respirational health issues for anyone in the home, the experts advise the investment 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 alleviating allergy symptoms, they also help your heating and cooling equipment run more efficiently, ultimately cutting down on 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 come with a lower price tag, they also have to be replaced 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 six with one, half a dozen with the other. Standard pleated air filters can remove up to 45% of your home’s air pollutants and the biggest 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 designed to shelter the heating and air conditioning equipment from having larger contaminants enter the system and damage the parts. As a result, they can only remove less than 10% of your indoor air pollutants, 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 a call today and we will explain your options and help you make the best decision for your indoor air quality.