May 19, 2016

There’s so much to consider when it comes to perfect home comfort. Should you invest in a high-efficiency air conditioning unit? Which size and make of system is right for your home|? Are smart thermostats really worth the investment? And on and on it goes.

Just when you think all the decisions have been made, another critical question pops up:

Which home air filter will be best for my family’s health?

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

HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Home Air Filters

HEPA filters are considered the leading filtration product by Church Services, as well as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the EPA. HEPA filters can remove up to 98% of pollutants in your family’s air. These are the types of filters typically utilized in hospitals to kill germs and keep patients and staff healthy, but Church Services installs them for home air filters. If there are any critical 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 aid in alleviating allergy symptoms, they also help your heating and air conditioning systems function 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 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 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 six with one, half a dozen with the other. Standard pleated air filters can eliminate up to 45% of the air pollutants in your home and the most important factor is the number of pleats per foot. The more 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 basic home air filter type. These filters do not usually enhance your home’s air quality; instead, they were designed to shelter the HVAC equipment from having larger contaminants infiltrate the system and damage the pieces. As a result, they aren’t successful at removing indoor air pollutants, but only cost around $1 each.

 
 
 

If you’re having trouble deciding which air filter is the best choice for your home, give Church Services a call today and we will walk you through your options to make the best decision for your family’s breathing air.

 
 
 
 
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