There are so many things to consider when it comes to perfect home comfort. Should you invest in a high-efficiency air conditioner? Which size and make of AC is best for your home|? Are wifi thermostats actually worth the cost? And on and on it goes.
Just when you think all the decisions have been made, another critical question pops up:
Which home air filter will be best for my family’s health?
There are a variety of home air filters available for your home. 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 TML , 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 utilized in hospitals to kill germs and keep people healthy, but TML installs them for home air filters. If there are any serious respirational health ailments for anyone in the home, the experts suggest the investment 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 heating and cooling equipment work 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 standard home air filters and can be found at the majority of home improvement stores. While pleated home air filters may have a lower cost, they also have to be changed more often – every one to three months 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 basically the same amount. Standard pleated air filters can destroy 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 normally improve your home’s air quality; instead, they were intended to shelter the heating and air conditioning equipment from having larger contaminants get into the system and ruin 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 TML Service Experts a call today and we will explain your options and help you make the best decision for your indoor air quality.