May 19, 2016

There’s so much to consider when it comes to perfect home comfort. Should you buy a high-efficiency air conditioning unit? Which size and model of AC is ideal for your home|? Are programmable thermostats truly worth the money? And round and round we go.

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

Which home air filter is best for my health?

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

HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Home Air Filters

HEPA filters are rated as the ultimate filtration product by Neal Harris Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing, as well as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the EPA. HEPA filters can get rid of up to 98% of pollutants in your family’s air. These are the types of filters commonly used in hospitals to destroy germs and keep everyone healthy, but Neal Harris Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing provides 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 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 function more efficiently, ultimately lowering energy costs which could save you money on heating and cooling 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 come with a lower price tag, they also have to be replaced more often – every one to three months versus yearly 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 basically the same amount. Standard pleated air filters can eliminate 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 famiy’s air will be.

 
 
 

Basic Fiberglass Home Air Filters

The flat, fiberglass air filters are the most basic type of home air filter. These filters do not usually enhance your family’s air quality; instead, they were designed to protect the heating and air conditioning equipment from having larger contaminants infiltrate the system and damage the pieces. As a result, they remove less than 10% of pollutants in your indoor air, but only cost around $1 each.

 
 
 

If you aren’t sure which air filter is best for your home, give Neal Harris Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing 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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