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 Atlanta area home. The next step is spring cleaning your home, from taking down and washing the drapes to Windexing the windows as the spring sun greets you. However, spring cleaning 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 need more than a dust mitt and vacuum. While you will see a lot of dust on your home’s surfaces, the majority is still floating in the air, recirculating through the house and HVAC system. The number one way to get your home truly clean this spring is to buy an air filtration system.
Choosing the Appropriate Air Filtration System for Your Atlanta Area Home
When considering air filtration and purification, there are a growing variety of different options to pick from. Usually HVAC systems have at least a basic filter that will trap 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 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 best in air cleaning, air cleaners and purifiers will be able to remove the highest percentage of impurities from the air. They are larger, giving the kind of air purity that is expected in a medical environment.
- Media air cleaners. The medium air filtration system is the media air cleaner. These are still very effective in removing a significant 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 top of the line air filtration systems use HEPA filters, which is the highest standard in air quality. These filters can capture the smallest microbes and can takeaway 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 Atlanta area home, speak to your HVAC specialist at Peachtree Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to discover which option works best for you.