May 19, 2016

There are so many things to consider when it comes to perfect home comfort. Should you purchase a high-efficiency AC system? Which size and model of system is right for your home|? Are programmable thermostats actually worth the investment? And on and on it goes.

Just when you think all the decisions have been made, another essential question pops up:

Which home air filter is best for my health?

There are many types of home air filters you can choose from. Allergy prevention is a high priority for many families to be healthy.

HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Home Air Filters

HEPA filters are rated as the ultimate filtration product by Donelson Air Service Experts, as well as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the EPA. HEPA filters can kill up to 98% of pollutants in your home’s air. These are the types of filters commonly utilized in hospitals to kill germs and keep patients and staff healthy, but Donelson Air Service Experts installs them for home air filters. If there are any dangerous respirational health ailments for anyone in the home, the experts recommend the installation of a whole-home HEPA air filtration system.

 
 
 

High-Efficiency Home Air Filters

These filters remove 85% of air pollutants in your home. Not only will high-efficiency home air filters aid in alleviating allergy symptoms, they also help your heating and air conditioning systems operate 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 common 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 switched out more often – every 30-90 days versus annually 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 six with one, half a dozen with the other. Standard pleated air filters can destroy up to 45% of your home’s air pollutants and the largest factor is the number of pleats per foot. The higher count 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 home air filter type. These filters do not generally improve your indoor air quality; instead, they were intended to shelter the HVAC equipment from having larger contaminants get into the system and harm the parts. As a result, they remove less than 10% of pollutants in your indoor air, but they are available for about $1 each.

 
 
 

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