May 19, 2016

There are so many things to consider when it comes to ideal home comfort. Should you invest in a high-efficiency AC system? Which size and model of AC is right for your home|? Are smart thermostats really worth the investment? The list goes on and on.

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

Which home air filter is best for my health?

There are many types 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 top filtration product by Broad Ripple Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, 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 typically installed in hospitals to destroy germs and keep patients and staff healthy, but Broad Ripple Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning supplies them for home air filters. If there are any critical respirational health problems for anyone in the home, the experts suggest the purchase of a whole-home HEPA air filtration system.

 
 
 

High-Efficiency Home Air Filters

These bad boys remove 85% of air pollutants in your home. Not only will high-efficiency home air filters aid in reducing allergy symptoms, they also help your HVAC systems function more efficiently, ultimately cutting down on 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 most home improvement stores. While pleated home air filters may cost less, they also have to be replaced more often – every 30-90 days versus yearly 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 basically the same amount. Standard pleated air filters can eliminate up to 45% of pollutants in your home’s air and the biggest factor is the number of pleats per foot. The more 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 generally better your family’s air quality; instead, they were intended to protect the HVAC equipment from having larger contaminants get into the system and harm the parts. As a result, they can only remove less than 10% of your indoor air pollutants, but only cost around $1 each.

 
 
 

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