Spring Clean the Air Within Your Roanoke Home

March 02, 2015

There are a number of way that people react to spring but, the initial instinct is to open the windows and doors, letting that fresh air into your Roanoke area home. Cleaning the house top to bottom usually follows, from pulling down the drapes to Windexing the windows as the spring sun shines in. However, wiping down 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 require more than a dust mitt and vacuum. While a lot of dust lands on 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 purchase an air filtration system.

Choosing the Right Air Filtration System for Your Roanoke Area Home

When considering air filtration and purification, there are a growing variety of different options to choose from. Most HVAC systems have at least a standard 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 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 should 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 middle-grade air filtration system is the media air cleaner. These are still very effective in removing a high 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 top rated 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 takeaway 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 Roanoke area home, speak to your HVAC specialist at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to find out which option works best for you.

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