Spring is approaching and after the tough winter we have had, 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 pulling down the drapes to Windexing the windows as the spring sun brightens the room. However, scrubbing the surfaces of your home does not clean the really important 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 some dust may coat surfaces, the majority is still floating in the air, recirculating through the house and HVAC system. The only way to get your home truly clean this spring is to invest in an air filtration system.
Choosing the Appropriate Air Filtration System for Your Charleston Area Home
When it comes to air filtration and purification, there are a growing variety of different options to select from. Usually HVAC systems have at least a basic filter that will snag the larger particles and remove them from 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 choices 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 maximum 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 impressively 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, however 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. Filters in this category can capture the smallest microbes and can eliminate 99.97% of contaminants from the air, leaving behind fresh air that is safe and healthy to breathe.
When you think “spring cleaning” this year, make sure you think about your indoor air. To learn more about the air filtration options available for your Charleston area home, talk to your HVAC specialist at Pardee Service Experts to evaluate which option works best for you.