Spring is approaching and after the tough winter we have had, the most common instinct is to open the windows and doors, letting that fresh air into your Longmont area home. The next step is spring cleaning your home, from dry cleaning 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.
To rid your home of the dust and allergens accumulated from winter, it will take more than a dust mitt and vacuum. While you will see a lot of dust on your home’s surfaces, considerably more 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 purchase an air filtration system.
Choosing the Best Air Filtration System for Your Longmont Area Home
When it comes to air filtration and purification, there are a growing variety of different options to select from. Usually HVAC systems have at least a standard filter that will trap the larger particles and remove them from your air. This is step one on the road to better air in your home, but you need a higher quality filtration system.
There are three basic alternatives 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 highly effective in removing a high percentage of particles from the air, including dust, dander, pollen and other allergens.
- Basic air filters. The smallest and weakest air filtration option is the basic air filter. These filters will remove larger particles, but also will 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. Filters of this caliber can capture the smallest microbes and can eliminate 99.97% of contaminants from the air, leaving behind pure 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 Longmont area home, chat with your HVAC specialist at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to discover which option works best for you.