Which Air Filter is Right for Your Health 

There are so many things to consider when it comes to ideal home comfort. Should you purchase a high-efficiency air conditioner? Which size and make of system is ideal for your home? Are programmable thermostats really worth the cost? The list goes on and on. 

Just when you think you are done making home comfort decisions, another essential 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 rated as the leading filtration product by Stevenson 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 home’s air. These are the types of filters usually installed in hospitals to kill germs and keep everyone healthy, but Stevenson Service Experts installs them for home air filters. If there are any critical respirational health problems for anyone in the home, the experts recommend the purchase of a whole-home HEPA air filtration system. 

air filter

High-Efficiency Home Air Filters 

These filters remove 85% of your home’s air pollutants. Not only will high-efficiency home air filters help with reducing allergy symptoms, they also help your heating and cooling equipment run more efficiently, ultimately decreasing energy costs which could save you money on heating and cooling bills year after year. 

air filter

Standard Pleated Media Home Air Filters 

These are your more common home air filters and can be found at most home improvement stores. While pleated home air filters may cost less, they also have to be switched out more often – every 30-90 days versus once a year 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 most important 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. 

air filter

Basic Fiberglass Home Air Filters 

The flat, fiberglass air filters are the most simple type of home air filter. These filters do not generally improve your family’s air quality; instead, they were designed to guard the HVAC equipment from having larger contaminants get into the system and ruin the pieces. As a result, they aren’t successful at removing indoor air pollutants, but they are available for about $1 each. 

air filter

If you need help deciding which air filter is the best fit for you home, give Stevenson 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. 

Savings For You

See All Offers Here >
Offer

MAKE NO PAYMENTS FOR 30 DAYS!

  • Upgrade to Worry-Free Comfort with the Advantage Program and make NO payments for 30 days!
print
Offer

$50 OFF ANY REPAIR

  • Save $50 on a Paid Service
  • Written 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Plus, ask how to save an additional 15% and waive your trip charge!
print

© 2024 Service Experts, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, and the Service Experts logo and design are registered trademarks of Service Experts LLC and used under license by SE Canada Inc. All Rights Reserved. *Not applicable to the Advantage Program. See your signed Advantage Program Agreement for full details and exclusions. 100% Satisfaction Guarantee is subject to certain restrictions and limitations as set forth in the applicable Terms and Conditions.