May 19, 2016

Endless are the points to consider when it comes to ideal home comfort. Should you invest in a high-efficiency AC system? Which size and brand of system is right for your home|? Are wifi thermostats truly worth the investment? And round and round we go.

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

Which home air filter should I choose for my family’s health?

There are several kinds of home air filters available for your home. Allergy prevention is a big objective for many families to be healthy.

HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Home Air Filters

HEPA filters are seen as the ultimate filtration product by Rolf Griffin Service Experts, as well as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the EPA. HEPA filters can eliminate up to 98% of pollutants in your family’s air. These are the types of filters typically used in hospitals to kill germs and keep people healthy, but Rolf Griffin Service Experts supplies them for home air filters. If there are any serious respirational health issues for anyone in the home, the experts suggest the purchase of a whole-home HEPA air filtration system.

 
 
 

High-Efficiency Home Air Filters

These guys remove 85% of pollutants in your home’s air. Not only will high-efficiency home air filters help with alleviating allergy symptoms, they also help your heating and cooling equipment operate more efficiently, ultimately decreasing 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 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 30-90 days versus yearly 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 eliminate up to 45% of pollutants in your home’s air and the biggest factor is the number of pleats per foot. The higher number 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 home air filter type. These filters do not normally better your indoor air quality; instead, they were created to protect the heating and air conditioning equipment from having larger contaminants enter the system and ruin the pieces. As a result, they remove less than 10% of pollutants in your indoor air, but you can purchase them for about $1 each.

 
 
 

If you need help deciding which air filter is the best fit for you home, give Rolf Griffin Service Experts 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.

 
 
 
 
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