When those first few beautiful days of spring come, the first instinct is to open those windows and doors, letting that fresh air into your Tempe area home. Cleaning the house top to bottom usually follows, from dry cleaning the drapes to shining the windows as the spring sun greets you. However, spring cleaning 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 require 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 really clean this spring is to buy an air filtration system.
Choosing the Appropriate Air Filtration System for Your Tempe Area Home
When it comes to air filtration and purification, there are many different options to pick from. The majority of HVAC systems have at least a simple filter that will catch the larger particles and take 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 top choices in air cleaning, air cleaners and purifiers should be able to remove the maximum percentage of impurities from the air. They are larger, offering the kind of air purity that is expected in a medical environment.
- Media air cleaners. The middle-grade 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 bare minimum air filtration option is the basic air filter. These filters will remove larger particles, however let many of the tiny 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. 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 think “spring cleaning” this year, make sure you think about your indoor air. To learn more about the air filtration options available for your Tempe area home, speak to your HVAC specialist at Orangutan Home Services to discover which option works best for you.