Spring is approaching and after the tough winter we have had, the first instinct is to open those windows and doors, letting that fresh air into your Savannah area home. The next step is spring cleaning your home, from dry cleaning the drapes to washing the windows as the spring sun shines in. However, wiping down the surfaces of your home does not clean what should be the primary 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, most of it 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 invest in an air filtration system.
Choosing the Appropriate Air Filtration System for Your Savannah Area Home
When considering air filtration and purification, there are several different options to choose from. Most HVAC systems have at least a basic filter that will snag 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 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 largest percentage of impurities from the air. They are larger, giving the kind of air purity that is expected in a surgical 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 fresh 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 Savannah area home, speak to your HVAC specialist at Coastal Service Experts to discover which option works best for you.