When those first few beautiful days of spring come, the initial instinct is to open those windows and doors, letting that fresh air into your Boise area home. The next step is spring cleaning your home, from pulling down the drapes to washing the windows as the spring sun shines in. However, wiping down the surfaces of your home does not clean a critical aspect of your home: the air.
To rid your home of the dust and allergens accumulated from winter, it will take more than a dust mitt and vacuum. While you will see a lot of dust on your home’s surfaces, considerably more 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 Boise Area Home
When discussing air filtration and purification, there are many different options to pick from. The majority of HVAC systems have at least a standard filter that will catch 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 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 best in air cleaning, air cleaners and purifiers can remove the highest percentage of impurities from the air. They are larger, offering 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 impressively effective in removing a large percentage of particles from the air, including dust, dander, pollen and other allergens.
- Basic air filters. The bare minimum air filtration option is the basic air filter. These filters will remove larger particles, but also will 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 of this caliber can capture the smallest microbes and can eliminate 99.97% of contaminants from the air, leaving behind pure 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 Boise area home, speak to your HVAC specialist at TML Service Experts to discover which option works best for you.