May 19, 2016

There’s so much to consider when it comes to total home comfort. Should you purchase a high-efficiency air conditioner? Which size and make of system is best for your home|? Are smart thermostats actually worth the cost? The list goes on and on.

Just when you think you might have made all the decisions there are to make, 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 considered the top filtration product by TML 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 indoor air. These are the types of filters typically utilized in hospitals to kill germs and keep people healthy, but TML Service Experts installs them for home air filters. If there are any critical respirational health ailments for anyone in the home, the experts suggest the installation of a whole-home HEPA air filtration system.

 
 
 

High-Efficiency Home Air Filters

These guys remove 85% of air pollutants in your home. Not only will high-efficiency home air filters help with reducing allergy symptoms, they also help your heating and cooling equipment work 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 standard home air filters and can be found at the majority of department 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 remove up to 45% of pollutants in your home’s air and the largest 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’re having trouble deciding which air filter is the best choice for your home, give TML Service Experts a call today and we will walk you through your options to make the best decision for your family’s breathing air.

 
 
 
 
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