When those first few beautiful days of spring come, the most common instinct is to open your windows and doors, letting that fresh air into your Ogden area home. The next step is spring cleaning your home, from pulling down the drapes to polishing the windows as the spring sun shines in. However, scrubbing 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 need more than a dust mitt and vacuum. While some dust may coat surfaces, the majority is still floating in the air, recirculating through the house and HVAC system. The proven way to get your home really clean this spring is to buy an air filtration system.
Choosing the Appropriate Air Filtration System for Your Ogden Area Home
When considering air filtration and purification, there are a growing variety of different options to choose from. The majority of HVAC systems have at least a simple filter that will snag 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 leaders 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 mid-level 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 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 Ogden area home, speak to your HVAC specialist at Barlow Service Experts to evaluate which option works best for you.