May 19, 2016

There’s so much to consider when it comes to perfect home comfort. Should you purchase a high-efficiency air conditioning unit? Which size and brand of equipment is best for your home|? Are wifi thermostats really worth the investment? And on and on it goes.

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, as well as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the EPA. HEPA filters can kill up to 98% of pollutants in your family’s air. These are the types of filters typically installed in hospitals to kill germs and keep everyone healthy, but Jack Nelson Service Experts 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 bad boys remove 85% of air pollutants in your home. 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 most home improvement stores. While pleated home air filters may cost less, 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 destroy 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 the 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 generally improve 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 aren’t sure which air filter is best for your home, give Jack Nelson 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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