Spring is approaching and after the tough winter we have had, the initial 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 pulling down the drapes to washing the windows as the spring sun brightens the room. However, spring cleaning the surfaces of your home does not clean what should be the primary 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 some dust may coat surfaces, most of it is still floating in the air, recirculating through the house and HVAC system. The number one way to get your home truly 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 select from. Most HVAC systems have at least a simple 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 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 should be able to 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 least desirable 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 top of the line 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 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 Savannah area home, speak to your HVAC specialist at Coastal Service Experts to find out which option works best for you.