Spring is approaching and after the tough winter we have had, the most common instinct is to open the windows and doors, letting that fresh air into your West Palm Beach area home. Cleaning the house top to bottom usually follows, from pulling down the drapes to polishing the windows as the spring sun brightens the room. However, wiping down the surfaces of your home does not clean a critical aspect of your home: the air.
Ensuring the air you breath in your home every day is clean will need 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 buy an air filtration system.
Choosing the Right Air Filtration System for Your West Palm Beach Area Home
When it comes to air filtration and purification, there are many different options to pick from. The majority of HVAC systems have at least a basic filter that will trap the larger particles and remove them from 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 top choices in air cleaning, air cleaners and purifiers can remove the largest percentage of impurities from the air. They are larger, providing the kind of air purity that is expected in a surgical 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 least desirable 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 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 takeaway 99.97% of contaminants from the air, leaving behind pure air that is safe and healthy to breathe.
When you are ready to start your spring cleaning, make sure you think about your indoor air. To learn more about the air filtration options available for your West Palm Beach area home, speak to your HVAC specialist at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to find out which option works best for you.