Spring is approaching and after the tough winter we have had, the first instinct is to open your windows and doors, letting that fresh air into your Columbus area home. Cleaning the house top to bottom usually follows, from taking down and washing the drapes to Windexing the windows as the spring sun greets you. However, wiping down the surfaces of your home does not clean the really important aspect of your home: the air.
Cleansing the air around you in your home 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 invest in an air filtration system.
Choosing the Right Air Filtration System for Your Columbus Area Home
When considering air filtration and purification, there are many different options to pick from. Usually HVAC systems have at least a standard filter that will catch 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 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 maximum percentage of impurities from the air. They are larger, offering 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, however let many of the tiny 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 remove 99.97% of contaminants from the air, leaving behind clean air that is safe and healthy to breathe.
When you catch “spring fever” and begin thoroughly cleaning your home, make sure you think about your indoor air. To learn more about the air filtration options available for your Columbus area home, talk to your HVAC specialist at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to find out which option works best for you.