Spring is approaching and after the tough winter we have had, the first instinct is to open the windows and doors, letting that fresh air into your La Porte area home. Oftentimes spring cleaning is not far behind, from taking down and washing the drapes to Windexing the windows as the spring sun brightens the room. 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 take 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 invest in an air filtration system.
Choosing the Right Air Filtration System for Your La Porte Area Home
When considering air filtration and purification, there are several different options to pick from. Usually HVAC systems have at least a basic filter that will snag the larger particles and get them out of your air. This is a starting point toward clean, fresh air but 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 should be able to remove the maximum percentage of impurities from the air. They are larger, giving 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 highly effective in removing a large 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. Filters in this category can capture the smallest microbes and can takeaway 99.97% of contaminants from the air, leaving behind clean 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 La Porte area home, chat with your HVAC specialist at Finch Air Conditioning & Heating to discover which option works best for you.