May 19, 2016

There are so many things to consider when it comes to total home comfort. Should you purchase a high-efficiency air conditioner? Which size and make of system is right for your home|? Are wifi thermostats actually worth the investment? And on and on it goes.

Just when you think all the decisions have been made, 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 you can choose from. 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 destroy up to 98% of pollutants in your home’s air. These are the types of filters usually used in hospitals to kill germs and keep everyone healthy, but Coastal Service Experts provides them for home air filters. If there are any serious respirational health ailments 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 HVAC systems operate more efficiently, ultimately decreasing 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 department stores. While pleated home air filters may cost less, they also have to be changed more often – every one to three months 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 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 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 usually improve your family’s air quality; instead, they were intended to shelter the heating and cooling equipment from having larger contaminants enter the system and ruin the pieces. 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 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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