Spring is approaching and after the tough winter we have had, the most common instinct is to open those windows and doors, letting that fresh air into your Jacksonville area home. Oftentimes spring cleaning is not far behind, from dry cleaning the drapes to shining the windows as the spring sun greets you. However, scrubbing the surfaces of your home does not clean what should be the primary aspect of your home: the air.
Cleansing the air around you in your home will take 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 number one way to get your home ”the cleanest” of clean this spring is to buy an air filtration system.
Choosing the Appropriate Air Filtration System for Your Jacksonville Area Home
When discussing air filtration and purification, there are a growing variety of different options to choose 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 step one on the road to better air in your home, but you need a higher quality filtration system.
There are three basic options 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 top choices 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 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 smallest and weakest air filtration option is the basic air filter. These filters will remove larger particles, but also will let many of the micro allergens pass through and back into the air.
The top rated air filtration systems use HEPA filters, which is the highest standard in air quality. These filters can capture the smallest microbes and can remove 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 Jacksonville area home, talk to your HVAC specialist at Air Engineers Service Experts to find out which option works best for you.