May 19, 2016

There’s so much to consider when it comes to perfect home comfort. Should you invest in a high-efficiency AC system? Which size and brand of AC is best for your home|? Are programmable thermostats actually worth the money? 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 main goal for many families to keep healthy.

HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Home Air Filters

HEPA filters are seen as the leading filtration product by McElroy 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 commonly utilized in hospitals to kill germs and keep patients and staff healthy, but McElroy Service Experts offers them for home air filters. If there are any critical respirational health problems for anyone in the home, the experts advise the installation of a whole-home HEPA air filtration system.

 
 
 

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 reducing allergy symptoms, they also help your HVAC systems function 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 typical 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 six with one, half a dozen with the other. Standard pleated air filters can destroy up to 45% of pollutants in your home’s air and the biggest 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 simple home air filter type. These filters do not generally better your indoor air quality; instead, they were created to guard the heating and cooling equipment from having larger contaminants enter the system and ruin the components. As a result, they remove less than 10% of pollutants in your indoor air, but only cost around $1 each.

 
 
 

If you aren’t sure which air filter is best for your home, give McElroy Service Experts a call today and we will explain your options and help you make the best decision for your indoor air quality.

 
 
 
 
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