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 Hillsborough area home. Cleaning the house top to bottom usually follows, from dry cleaning the drapes to shining the windows as the spring sun shines in. However, spring cleaning the surfaces of your home does not clean a critical aspect of your home: the air.
Cleansing the air around you in your home will need 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 proven way to get your home really clean this spring is to buy an air filtration system.
Choosing the Right Air Filtration System for Your Hillsborough Area Home
When discussing air filtration and purification, there are many different options to choose from. Most HVAC systems have at least a simple filter that will trap the larger particles and get 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 can 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 mid-level 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 bare minimum air filtration option is the basic air filter. These filters will remove larger particles, yet unfortunately they let many of the smaller allergens pass through and back into the air.
The top rated 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 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 Hillsborough area home, talk to your HVAC specialist at Fras-Air/General Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to discover which option works best for you.