Choose the Air Filter That's Best for Your Family's Health
There’s so much to consider when it comes to ultimate home comfort. Should you invest in a high-efficiency air conditioner? Which size and brand of system is ideal for your home|? Are programmable thermostats truly worth the investment? The list goes on and on.
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 big objective for many families to be healthy.
HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Home Air Filters
HEPA filters are considered the top filtration product by Winnipeg Supply , 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 indoor air. These are the types of filters typically utilized in hospitals to kill germs and keep everyone healthy, but Winnipeg Supply provides them for home air filters. If there are any serious respirational health problems for anyone in the home, the experts suggest the installation of a whole-home HEPA air filtration system.
High-Efficiency Home Air Filters
These bad boys remove 85% of your home’s air pollutants. Not only will high-efficiency home air filters aid in alleviating allergy symptoms, they also help your HVAC systems run more efficiently, ultimately cutting down on energy costs which could save you money on energy bills year after year.
Standard Pleated Media Home Air Filters
These are your more standard home air filters and can be found at most big box stores. While pleated home air filters may come with a lower price tag, they also have to be switched out more often – every four to twelve weeks 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 basically the same amount. Standard pleated air filters can eliminate up to 45% of the air pollutants in your home and the most important 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 basic type of filters. These filters do not generally enhance your family’s air quality; instead, they were intended to shelter the heating and air conditioning equipment from having larger contaminants infiltrate 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’re having trouble deciding which air filter is the best choice for your home, give Winnipeg Supply Service Experts a call today and we will explain your options and help you make the best decision for your indoor air quality.