Choose the Air Filter That's Right for Your Home

May 19, 2016

There’s so much to consider when it comes to ideal home comfort. Should you purchase a high-efficiency air conditioning unit? Which size and brand of system is ideal for your home|? Are programmable thermostats really worth the cost? The list goes on and on.

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

Which home air filter should I choose for my family’s 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 considered the top filtration product by Norrell 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 indoor 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 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 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 heating and air conditioning systems run 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 typical home air filters and can be found at nearly all department stores. While pleated home air filters may cost less, they also have to be replaced more often – every four to twelve weeks versus yearly like the whole-home HEPA and high-efficiency air filters. Since HEPA home air filters range from $60 to $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 largest factor is the number of pleats per foot. The higher number of 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 home air filter type. These filters do not normally better your family’s air quality; instead, they were designed to protect the heating and cooling equipment from having larger contaminants get into 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’re having trouble deciding which air filter is the best choice 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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