Choose the Air Filter That's Right for Your Home

May 19, 2016

There’s so much to consider when it comes to ideal home comfort. Should you invest in a high-efficiency air conditioning unit? Which size and model of AC is right for your home|? Are smart thermostats actually worth the investment? And on and on it goes.

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 a variety of home air filters available for your home. Allergy prevention is a high priority for many families to stay healthy.

HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Home Air Filters

HEPA filters are seen as the ultimate filtration product by Broad Ripple Service Experts, as well as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the EPA. HEPA filters can remove up to 98% of pollutants in your home’s air. These are the types of filters typically installed in hospitals to remove germs and keep patients and staff healthy, but Broad Ripple Service Experts offers them for home air filters. If there are any critical respirational health problems for anyone in the home, the experts advise the purchase of a whole-home HEPA air filtration system.

 
 
 

High-Efficiency Home Air Filters

These guys remove 85% of pollutants in your home’s air. Not only will high-efficiency home air filters aid in reducing allergy symptoms, they also help your HVAC systems function more efficiently, ultimately lowering energy costs which could save you money on energy 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 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 biggest 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 usually improve your family’s air quality; instead, they were intended to guard the heating and cooling equipment from having larger contaminants enter the system and harm the parts. As a result, they remove less than 10% of pollutants in your indoor air, but you can purchase them for about $1 each.

 
 
 

If you aren’t sure which air filter is best for your home, give Broad Ripple 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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