Spring is approaching and after the tough winter we have had, the initial instinct is to open your windows and doors, letting that fresh air into your Phoenix area home. Cleaning the house top to bottom usually follows, from dry cleaning the drapes to shining the windows as the spring sun brightens the room. However, wiping down the surfaces of your home does not clean a critical aspect of your home: the air.
To rid your home of the dust and allergens accumulated from winter, it will take more than a dust mitt and vacuum. While some dust may coat surfaces, considerably more is still floating in the air, recirculating through the house and HVAC system. The best way to get your home ”the cleanest” of clean this spring is to buy an air filtration system.
Choosing the Appropriate Air Filtration System for Your Phoenix Area Home
When discussing air filtration and purification, there are a growing variety of different options to choose from. Most HVAC systems have at least a basic filter that will trap the larger particles and get them out of your air. This is a starting point toward clean, fresh air but 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 leaders in air cleaning, air cleaners and purifiers can remove the highest percentage of impurities from the air. They are larger, giving 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 very effective in removing a high percentage of particles from the air, including dust, dander, pollen and other allergens.
- Basic air filters. The least desirable 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. Filters of this caliber can capture the smallest microbes and can takeaway 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 Phoenix area home, speak to your HVAC specialist at Bob Brown Service Experts to evaluate which option works best for you.