May 19, 2016

There are so many things to consider when it comes to ideal home comfort. Should you purchase a high-efficiency air conditioning unit? Which size and model of system is ideal for your home|? Are smart thermostats truly worth the investment? And on and on it goes.

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

Which home air filter will be best for my family’s health?

There are many types of home air filters from which you can choose. Allergy prevention is a big objective for many families to stay healthy.

HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Home Air Filters

HEPA filters are considered the leading filtration product by BW/Cook Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, 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 family’s air. These are the types of filters usually used in hospitals to kill germs and keep everyone healthy, but BW/Cook Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning provides them for home air filters. If there are any serious respirational health ailments for anyone in the home, the experts recommend 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 assist with alleviating allergy symptoms, they also help your heating and cooling equipment 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 common home air filters and can be found at nearly all department stores. While pleated home air filters may come with a lower price tag, they also have to be switched out more often – every 30-90 days 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 your home’s air pollutants 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 simple type of filters. These filters do not usually improve your family’s air quality; instead, they were designed to protect the heating and air conditioning equipment from having larger contaminants get into the system and harm the parts. As a result, they aren’t successful at removing indoor air pollutants, but you can purchase them for about $1 each.

 
 
 

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