May 19, 2016

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

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

Which home air filter is best for my health?

There are several kinds of home air filters available for your home. Allergy prevention is a high priority 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 offers them for home air filters. If there are any serious respirational health ailments for anyone in the home, the experts advise the purchase of a whole-home HEPA air filtration system.

 
 
 

High-Efficiency Home Air Filters

These bad boys remove 85% of pollutants in your home’s air. Not only will high-efficiency home air filters help with relieving allergy symptoms, they also help your heating and cooling equipment work 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 department stores. While pleated home air filters may cost less, 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 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 the 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 improve your indoor air quality; instead, they were designed to protect the heating and air conditioning equipment from having larger contaminants enter the system and ruin the pieces. As a result, they can only remove less than 10% of your indoor air pollutants, 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 Heating & Air Conditioning 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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