There are a number of way that people react to spring but, the first instinct is to open the 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 a critical 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, most of it 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 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. Most HVAC systems have at least a standard filter that will trap 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 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 medium air filtration system is the media air cleaner. These are still very 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, 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. Filters of this caliber 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, speak to your HVAC specialist at Strand Brothers Service Experts to evaluate which option works best for you.