Spring Clean the Air Within Your Austin 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 Austin area home. The next step is spring cleaning your home, from taking down and washing the drapes to washing the windows as the spring sun brightens the room. However, wiping down 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 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 purchase an air filtration system.

Choosing the Appropriate Air Filtration System for Your Austin Area Home

When considering air filtration and purification, there are a growing variety of different options to select from. The majority of HVAC systems have at least a standard filter that will trap the larger particles and take 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 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 medical 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 smallest and weakest air filtration option is the basic air filter. These filters will remove larger particles, yet unfortunately they let many of the micro allergens pass through and back into the air.

 

The best air filtration systems use HEPA filters, which is the highest standard in air quality. These filters can capture the smallest microbes and can eliminate 99.97% of contaminants from the air, leaving behind clean 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 Austin area home, talk to your HVAC specialist at Strand Brothers Service Experts to evaluate which option works best for you.

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