There are so many things to consider when it comes to total home comfort. Should you invest in a high-efficiency air conditioning unit? Which size and make of system is right for your home|? Are programmable thermostats really 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 should I choose for my family’s health?
There are a variety of home air filters from which you can choose. Allergy prevention is a main goal for many families to be healthy.
HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Home Air Filters
HEPA filters are rated as the ultimate filtration product by Komfort Air, as well as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the EPA. HEPA filters can remove up to 98% of pollutants in your indoor air. These are the types of filters commonly installed in hospitals to destroy germs and keep people healthy, but Komfort Air installs them for home air filters. If there are any serious respirational health ailments for anyone in the home, the experts advise the installation 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 alleviating allergy symptoms, they also help your heating and cooling equipment operate more efficiently, ultimately lowering 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 big box stores. While pleated home air filters may come with a lower price tag, they also have to be switched out more often – every 30-90 days 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 nearly the same price. Standard pleated air filters can eliminate up to 45% of the air pollutants in your home and the biggest 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 basic type of home air filter. These filters do not generally better your family’s air quality; instead, they were created to shelter the heating and air conditioning equipment from having larger contaminants get into the system and harm the components. As a result, they aren’t successful at removing indoor air pollutants, but only cost around $1 each.
If you aren’t sure which air filter is best for your home, give Komfort Air a call today and we will talk you through all the options and help you decide which air filter is best for your home’s air.