When those first few beautiful days of spring come, the first instinct is to open your windows and doors, letting that fresh air into your Charleston area home. Cleaning the house top to bottom usually follows, from dry cleaning the drapes to Windexing the windows as the spring sun brightens the room. However, scrubbing 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 take more than a dust mitt and vacuum. While a lot of dust lands on surfaces, most of it is still floating in the air, recirculating through the house and HVAC system. The number one way to get your home truly clean this spring is to purchase an air filtration system.
Choosing the Appropriate Air Filtration System for Your Charleston Area Home
When discussing air filtration and purification, there are many different options to select from. Usually HVAC systems have at least a simple filter that will snag the larger particles and take them out of your air. While this is a start, to have clean, fresh air that is free of molds, dusts and other allergens 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 top choices in air cleaning, air cleaners and purifiers will be able to remove the highest 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 medium air filtration system is the media air cleaner. These are still highly effective in removing a significant 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 smaller 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 fresh 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 Charleston area home, speak to your HVAC specialist at Pardee Service Experts to evaluate which option works best for you.