Indoor Air Quality | Spring Cleaning The Air Within Your Home

Indoor Air Quality

There are a number of ways that people react to spring but, the initial instinct is to open those windows and doors, letting that fresh air into your area home. Cleaning the house top to bottom usually follows, from taking down and washing the drapes to polishing the windows as the spring sun greets you. However, spring cleaning the surfaces of your home does not clean what should be the primary aspect of your home: the air.

Cleansing the air around you in your home will require more than a dust mitt and vacuum. While some dust may coat surfaces, the majority is still floating in the air, recirculating through the house and HVAC system. The best way to get your home really clean this spring is to buy an air filtration system.

Choosing the Right Air Filtration System for Your Area Home

When discussing air filtration and purification, there are a growing variety of different options to choose from. Usually HVAC systems have at least a simple filter that will catch the larger particles and get them out of your air. This is step one on the road to better air in your home, but you need a higher quality filtration system.

There are three basic alternatives when it comes to air filtration: 1) air cleaners and purifiers; 2) media air cleaners and 3) basic air cleaners or filters.

–  Air cleaners and purifiers. The leaders in air cleaning, air cleaners and purifiers will be able to remove the largest percentage of impurities from the air. They are larger, offering the kind of air purity that is expected in a hospital environment.

–  Media air cleaners. The mid-level air filtration system is the media air cleaner. These are still highly effective in removing a high percentage of particles from the air, including dust, dander, pollen and other allergens.

–  Basic air filters. The smallest and weakest air filtration option is the basic air filter. These filters will remove larger particles, but also will let many of the tiny allergens pass through and back into the air.

The best air filtration systems use HEPA filters, which is the highest standard in air quality. These filters can capture the smallest microbes and can remove 99.97% of contaminants from the air, leaving behind pure air that is safe and healthy to breathe.

When you are ready to start your spring cleaning, make sure you think about your indoor air. To learn more about the air filtration options available for your area home, speak to your HVAC specialist at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to find out which option works best for you.

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