May 19, 2016

There are so many things to consider when it comes to total home comfort. Should you invest in a high-efficiency air conditioner? Which size and make of AC is best for your home|? Are smart thermostats really worth the investment? The list goes on and on.

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

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

There are several kinds of home air filters from which you can choose. Allergy prevention is a high priority for many families to be healthy.

HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Home Air Filters

HEPA filters are seen as the leading filtration product by Coastal Service Experts, as well as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the EPA. HEPA filters can kill up to 98% of pollutants in your home’s air. These are the types of filters commonly used in hospitals to kill germs and keep everyone healthy, but Coastal Service Experts provides them for home air filters. If there are any critical respirational health issues for anyone in the home, the experts recommend the purchase of a whole-home HEPA air filtration system.

 
 
 

High-Efficiency Home Air Filters

These filters 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 air conditioning systems work more efficiently, ultimately decreasing energy costs which could save you money on utility 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 department stores. While pleated home air filters may come with a lower price tag, they also have to be changed more often – every 30-90 days 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 nearly the same price. Standard pleated air filters can destroy 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 home air filter type. These filters do not generally better your family’s air quality; instead, they were intended to shelter the HVAC equipment from having larger contaminants enter the system and ruin the pieces. As a result, they can only remove less than 10% of your indoor air pollutants, but only cost around $1 each.

 
 
 

If you aren’t sure which air filter is best for your home, give Coastal Service Experts 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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