There are so many things to consider when it comes to total home comfort. Should you purchase a high-efficiency air conditioner? Which size and model of system is ideal for your home|? Are programmable thermostats really worth the investment? And on and on it goes.
Just when you think you might have made all the decisions there are to make, another essential question pops up:
Which home air filter will be best for my family’s health?
There are several kinds of home air filters you can choose from. 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 ultimate filtration product by Orangutan Home Services, as well as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the EPA. HEPA filters can eliminate up to 98% of pollutants in your indoor air. These are the types of filters commonly utilized in hospitals to destroy germs and keep everyone healthy, but Orangutan Home Services installs them for home air filters. If there are any critical respirational health issues for anyone in the home, the experts advise the investment 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 assist with relieving allergy symptoms, they also help your heating and cooling equipment operate more efficiently, ultimately cutting down on energy costs which could save you money on utility 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 come with a lower price tag, they also have to be changed more often – every one to three months versus annually 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 basically the same amount. Standard pleated air filters can eliminate up to 45% of your home’s air pollutants and the most important factor is the number of pleats per foot. The higher count of pleats, the better the air flow, and the cleaner your home’s air will be.
Basic Fiberglass Home Air Filters
The flat, fiberglass air filters are the most basic type of home air filter. These filters do not generally improve your home’s air quality; instead, they were designed to protect the heating and cooling equipment from having larger contaminants enter the system and ruin the components. As a result, they can only remove less than 10% of your indoor air pollutants, but they are available for about $1 each.
If you need help deciding which air filter is the best fit for you home, give Orangutan Home Services 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.