There are a number of way that people react to spring but, the most common instinct is to open your windows and doors, letting that fresh air into your Gainesville area home. The next step is spring cleaning your home, from taking down and washing the drapes to washing the windows as the spring sun greets you. However, scrubbing 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 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 best way to get your home really clean this spring is to buy an air filtration system.
Choosing the Best Air Filtration System for Your Gainesville Area Home
When discussing air filtration and purification, there are several different options to choose from. Most HVAC systems have at least a standard filter that will snag the larger particles and remove them from your air. This is a starting point toward clean, fresh air 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 leaders in air cleaning, air cleaners and purifiers will 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 medical environment.
- Media air cleaners. The mid-level 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 bare minimum 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 best 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 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 Gainesville area home, talk to your HVAC specialist at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to evaluate which option works best for you.