Spring is approaching and after the tough winter we have had, the initial instinct is to open the windows and doors, letting that fresh air into your Dallas area home. Cleaning the house top to bottom usually follows, from dry cleaning the drapes to shining the windows as the spring sun greets you. However, wiping down the surfaces of your home does not clean a critical aspect of your home: the air.
Cleansing the air around you in your home will take more than a dust mitt and vacuum. While some dust may coat surfaces, considerably more 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 purchase an air filtration system.
Choosing the Appropriate Air Filtration System for Your Dallas Area Home
When discussing air filtration and purification, there are many different options to select from. Usually HVAC systems have at least a basic filter that will trap the larger particles and remove them from your air. This is a starting point toward clean, fresh air but you need a higher quality filtration system.
There are three basic choices 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 can 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 mid-level air filtration system is the media air cleaner. These are still highly 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, yet unfortunately they 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. Filters in this category can capture the smallest microbes and can remove 99.97% of contaminants from the air, leaving behind fresh 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 Dallas area home, speak to your HVAC specialist at Levy & Son Service Experts to evaluate which option works best for you.