Spring is approaching and after the tough winter we have had, the first instinct is to open those windows and doors, letting that fresh air into your Austin area home. Cleaning the house top to bottom usually follows, from pulling down the drapes to Windexing the windows as the spring sun shines in. However, spring cleaning the surfaces of your home does not clean the really important aspect of your home: the air.
To rid your home of the dust and allergens accumulated from winter, it will need more than a dust mitt and vacuum. While a lot of dust lands on surfaces, most of it 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 Best Air Filtration System for Your Austin Area Home
When discussing air filtration and purification, there are several different options to choose from. The majority of 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 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 best in air cleaning, air cleaners and purifiers will 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 significant 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, yet unfortunately they 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 of this caliber 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 Austin area home, talk to your HVAC specialist at Strand Brothers Service Experts to discover which option works best for you.