May 19, 2016

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

Just when you think you are done making home comfort decisions, another critical question pops up:

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

There are several kinds 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 seen as the top filtration product by Jack Nelson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, as well as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the EPA. HEPA filters can destroy up to 98% of pollutants in your family’s air. These are the types of filters typically used in hospitals to kill germs and keep everyone healthy, but Jack Nelson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning installs them for home air filters. If there are any critical respirational health problems for anyone in the home, the experts recommend 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 assist with relieving allergy symptoms, they also help your heating and cooling equipment run 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 familiar home air filters and can be found at the majority of home improvement 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 cost anywhere from $60-$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 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 home air filter type. These filters do not usually better your home’s air quality; instead, they were intended to shelter the heating and air conditioning equipment from having larger contaminants infiltrate the system and harm the pieces. As a result, they aren’t successful at removing indoor air pollutants, but they are available for about $1 each.

 
 
 

If you’re having trouble deciding which air filter is the best choice for your home, give Jack Nelson 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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