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 Memphis area home. Cleaning the house top to bottom usually follows, from dry cleaning the drapes to shining the windows as the spring sun greets you. However, wiping down 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 some dust may coat surfaces, most of it is still floating in the air, recirculating through the house and HVAC system. The only way to get your home ”the cleanest” of clean this spring is to invest in an air filtration system.
Choosing the Best Air Filtration System for Your Memphis Area Home
When it comes to air filtration and purification, there are several different options to choose from. Usually HVAC systems have at least a simple filter that will catch the larger particles and take 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 can 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 middle-grade air filtration system is the media air cleaner. These are still very 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, 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 eliminate 99.97% of contaminants from the air, leaving behind pure air that is safe and healthy to breathe.
When you catch “spring fever” and begin thoroughly cleaning your home, make sure you think about your indoor air. To learn more about the air filtration options available for your Memphis area home, chat with your HVAC specialist at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to discover which option works best for you.