Spring Clean the Air Within Your Alliance Home

March 02, 2015

There are a number of way that people react to spring but, the initial instinct is to open your windows and doors, letting that fresh air into your Alliance area home. Cleaning the house top to bottom usually follows, from taking down and washing the drapes to shining the windows as the spring sun brightens the room. However, spring cleaning the surfaces of your home does not clean a critical aspect of your home: the air.

Ensuring the air you breath in your home every day is clean will require more than a dust mitt and vacuum. While you will see a lot of dust on your home’s surfaces, the majority is still floating in the air, recirculating through the house and HVAC system. The only way to get your home really clean this spring is to invest in an air filtration system.

Choosing the Appropriate Air Filtration System for Your Alliance Area Home

When discussing air filtration and purification, there are several different options to select from. Most HVAC systems have at least a standard filter that will catch the larger particles and take 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 options when it comes to air filtration: air cleaners and purifiers; 2) media air cleaners and 3) basic air cleaners or filters.

  • Air cleaners and purifiers. The best in air cleaning, air cleaners and purifiers will be able to remove the largest percentage of impurities from the air. They are larger, providing 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 large percentage of particles from the air, including dust, dander, pollen and other allergens.
  • Basic air filters. The bare minimum air filtration option is the basic air filter. These filters will remove larger particles, however let many of the tiny allergens pass through and back into the air.

 

The top of the line air filtration systems use HEPA filters, which is the highest standard in air quality. Filters in this category 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 catch “spring fever” and begin thoroughly cleaning your home, make sure you think about your indoor air. To learn more about the air filtration options available for your Alliance area home, speak to your HVAC specialist at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to evaluate which option works best for you.