Which Air Filter is Right for Your Health 

There are so many things to consider when it comes to total home comfort. Should you invest in a high-efficiency air conditioner? Which size and brand of system is right for your home? Are wifi thermostats actually worth the investment? And round and round we go. 

Just when you think you might have made all the decisions there are to make, another critical 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 rated as the leading filtration product by Stevenson 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 usually used in hospitals to destroy germs and keep everyone healthy, but Stevenson Service Experts installs 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. 

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High-Efficiency Home Air Filters 

These bad boys remove 85% of your home’s air pollutants. Not only will high-efficiency home air filters aid in relieving allergy symptoms, they also help your HVAC systems operate 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 standard home air filters and can be found at most home improvement stores. While pleated home air filters may have a lower cost, they also have to be switched out more often – every one to three months versus yearly 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 eliminate up to 45% of pollutants in your home’s air and the most important factor is the number of pleats per foot. The more pleats, the better the air flow, and the cleaner your famiy’s air will be. 

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Basic Fiberglass Home Air Filters 

The flat, fiberglass air filters are the most basic type of filters. These filters do not generally enhance your indoor air quality; instead, they were created to guard the HVAC equipment from having larger contaminants infiltrate the system and harm the components. As a result, they can only remove less than 10% of your indoor air pollutants, but you can purchase them for about $1 each. 

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If you need help deciding which air filter is the best fit for you home, give Stevenson 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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