When those first few beautiful days of spring come, the first instinct is to open your windows and doors, letting that fresh air into your Louisville 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 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 only way to get your home really clean this spring is to buy an air filtration system.
Choosing the Appropriate Air Filtration System for Your Louisville Area Home
When considering air filtration and purification, there are many different options to pick from. Most HVAC systems have at least a simple filter that will catch 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 leaders in air cleaning, air cleaners and purifiers will 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 hospital environment.
- Media air cleaners. The mid-level air filtration system is the media air cleaner. These are still highly effective in removing a significant 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 tiny 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 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 Louisville area home, talk to your HVAC specialist at Becht/Givens Service Experts to evaluate which option works best for you.