Choose the Air Filter That’s Best for Your Family’s Health 

There are so many things to consider when it comes to ideal home comfort. Should you purchase a high-efficiency air conditioner? Which size and model of AC is right for your home? Are wifi thermostats truly worth the cost? And on and on it goes. 

Just when you think all the decisions have been made, 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 from which you can choose. Allergy prevention is a main goal for many families to keep healthy. 

HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Home Air Filters 

HEPA filters are rated as the top 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 home’s air. These are the types of filters usually installed in hospitals to destroy germs and keep patients and staff healthy, but Stevenson Service Experts supplies them for home air filters. If there are any dangerous respirational health ailments for anyone in the home, the experts recommend the purchase of a whole-home HEPA air filtration system. 

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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 air conditioning systems work more efficiently, ultimately lowering energy costs which could save you money on heating and cooling bills year after year. 

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Standard Pleated Media Home Air Filters 

These are your more familiar home air filters and can be found at nearly all big box stores. While pleated home air filters may cost less, they also have to be replaced more often – every one to three months versus annually 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 remove up to 45% of pollutants in your home’s air and the most important factor is the number of pleats per foot. The higher count of pleats, the better the air flow, and the cleaner the air will be. 

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Basic Fiberglass Home Air Filters 

The flat, fiberglass air filters are the most plain type of filters. These filters do not usually better your indoor air quality; instead, they were intended to guard the heating and cooling equipment from having larger contaminants get into the system and harm the components. 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’re having trouble deciding which air filter is the best choice for your home, give Stevenson Service Experts 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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