Spring is approaching and after the tough winter we have had, the initial instinct is to open your windows and doors, letting that fresh air into your Birmingham area home. The next step is spring cleaning your home, from dry cleaning the drapes to shining the windows as the spring sun greets you. However, spring cleaning the surfaces of your home does not clean a critical aspect of your home: the air.
To rid your home of the dust and allergens accumulated from winter, it will require more than a dust mitt and vacuum. While some dust may coat surfaces, the majority 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 invest in an air filtration system.
Choosing the Appropriate Air Filtration System for Your Birmingham Area Home
When discussing air filtration and purification, there are a growing variety of different options to choose from. Most HVAC systems have at least a basic filter that will trap the larger particles and take them out of 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 best in air cleaning, air cleaners and purifiers should 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 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 in this category can capture the smallest microbes and can takeaway 99.97% of contaminants from the air, leaving behind pure 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 Birmingham area home, talk to your HVAC specialist at Norrell Service Experts to evaluate which option works best for you.