May 19, 2016

There are so many things to consider when it comes to absolute home comfort. Should you invest in a high-efficiency air conditioning unit? Which size and make of system is ideal for your home|? Are programmable thermostats really worth the cost? And on and on it goes.

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 several kinds 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 top filtration product by Norrell Service Experts, as well as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the EPA. HEPA filters can get rid of up to 98% of pollutants in your home’s air. These are the types of filters usually installed in hospitals to destroy germs and keep people healthy, but Norrell Service Experts provides them for home air filters. If there are any serious respirational health issues for anyone in the home, the experts advise the installation of a whole-home HEPA air filtration system.

 
 
 

High-Efficiency Home Air Filters

These guys 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 run 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 typical home air filters and can be found at nearly all home improvement stores. While pleated home air filters may come with a lower price tag, they also have to be replaced more often – every four to twelve weeks 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 basically the same amount. Standard pleated air filters can eliminate up to 45% of the air pollutants in your home and the biggest 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.

 
 
 

Basic Fiberglass Home Air Filters

The flat, fiberglass air filters are the most plain type of home air filter. These filters do not normally better your family’s 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 they are available for about $1 each.

 
 
 

If you aren’t sure which air filter is best for your home, give Norrell 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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