Choose the Air Filter That’s Right for Your Home 

There’s so much to consider when it comes to ultimate home comfort. Should you invest in a high-efficiency air conditioner? Which size and brand of equipment is right for your home? Are programmable thermostats actually worth the cost? And round and round we go. 

Just when you think you might have made all the decisions there are to make, another important question pops up: 

Which home air filter should I choose for my family’s health? 

There are many types of home air filters available for your home. 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 ultimate filtration product by Stevenson Service Experts, 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 typically utilized in hospitals to kill germs and keep people healthy, but Stevenson Service Experts supplies them for home air filters. If there are any serious respirational health ailments for anyone in the home, the experts advise the purchase of a whole-home HEPA air filtration system. 

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High-Efficiency Home Air Filters 

These filters remove 85% of pollutants in your home’s air. Not only will high-efficiency home air filters help with relieving allergy symptoms, they also help your HVAC systems operate more efficiently, ultimately cutting down on energy costs which could save you money on utility bills year after year. 

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Standard Pleated Media Home Air Filters 

These are your more typical home air filters and can be found at nearly all department stores. While pleated home air filters may have a lower cost, 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 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 destroy up to 45% of your home’s air pollutants and the most important 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. 

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Basic Fiberglass Home Air Filters 

The flat, fiberglass air filters are the most plain home air filter type. These filters do not generally improve your family’s air quality; instead, they were designed to guard the heating and air conditioning equipment from having larger contaminants infiltrate the system and harm the pieces. As a result, they remove less than 10% of pollutants in your indoor air, but they are available for about $1 each. 

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If you aren’t sure which air filter is best for your home, give Stevenson Service Experts 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. 

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