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 Grand Island area home. The next step is spring cleaning your home, from pulling down the drapes to shining 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 you will see a lot of dust on your home’s surfaces, most of it is still floating in the air, recirculating through the house and HVAC system. The proven way to get your home ”the cleanest” of clean this spring is to buy an air filtration system.
Choosing the Best Air Filtration System for Your Grand Island 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 catch 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 will be able to remove the maximum percentage of impurities from the air. They are larger, providing the kind of air purity that is expected in a hospital environment.
- Media air cleaners. The medium air filtration system is the media air cleaner. These are still impressively effective in removing a large 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 smaller 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 in this category 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 Grand Island area home, talk to your HVAC specialist at McElroy Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to find out which option works best for you.