There are a number of way that people react to spring but, the initial instinct is to open your windows and doors, letting that fresh air into your Livermore area home. Oftentimes spring cleaning is not far behind, from pulling down the drapes to washing the windows as the spring sun greets you. However, spring cleaning the surfaces of your home does not clean what should be the primary 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 a lot of dust lands on surfaces, most of it is still floating in the air, recirculating through the house and HVAC system. The best way to get your home truly clean this spring is to purchase an air filtration system.
Choosing the Right Air Filtration System for Your Livermore Area Home
When considering air filtration and purification, there are a growing variety of different options to choose from. The majority of HVAC systems have at least a basic filter that will trap 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 best in air cleaning, air cleaners and purifiers should be able to remove the highest 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 middle-grade 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 in this category can capture the smallest microbes and can eliminate 99.97% of contaminants from the air, leaving behind fresh 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 Livermore area home, chat with your HVAC specialist at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to find out which option works best for you.