Spring is approaching and after the tough winter we have had, the initial instinct is to open the windows and doors, letting that fresh air into your London area home. Cleaning the house top to bottom usually follows, from taking down and washing the drapes to washing 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.
Ensuring the air you breath in your home every day is clean will require more than a dust mitt and vacuum. While you will see a lot of dust on your home’s surfaces, considerably more 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 Right Air Filtration System for Your London Area Home
When considering air filtration and purification, there are many different options to pick from. Most HVAC systems have at least a standard filter that will trap the larger particles and remove them from 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 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 medium air filtration system is the media air cleaner. These are still very effective in removing a large 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. Filters of this caliber can capture the smallest microbes and can eliminate 99.97% of contaminants from the air, leaving behind clean 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 London area home, chat with your HVAC specialist at Roy Inch & Sons Home Services by Enercare to evaluate which option works best for you.