Which Air Filter is Right for Your Home?

Texas is notorious for offering allergy sufferers year-round discomfort. One point you might not have considered is the impact an air filter can make on your home. The market today offers four common types of filters.

Basic Fiberglass Filters

This filter is the most common type. They are flat and made of fiberglass. They do little to improve indoor air quality. Their purpose is to shelter the equipment from having larger contaminants infiltrate the system causing damage to the pieces. They are not as successful at removing indoor air pollutants, but their low cost make them a popular choice.

Standard Pleated Media Filters

This filter is also common and can be purchased at most stores. These filters need to be changed every 30-90 days. It eliminates up to 45% of pollutants in your home’s air. The more pleats per foot, the better the air flow will be and the better quality your family’s air will be.

High-efficiency Filters

This filter will remove 85% of pollutants in your home’s air. In addition to relieving allergy symptoms, they help your home function more efficiently and can save you money on your utility bills.

High Efficiency Particulate Air Filters

These filters are considered the top filtration products in the industry as ranked by OSHA and the EPA. They can remove up to 98% of pollutants in your family’s air. You are likely to find these filters in hospitals. This filter is especially useful for families that have members that experience respirational health problems.


If you aren’t sure which air filter is best for your home, give us a call, and we can walk you through all the options. We have been helping your neighbors since 1960 and we would love to help you. You can find us online at or reach us by phone at (972) 446-COOL (2665).