When those first few beautiful days of spring come, the first instinct is to open the windows and doors, letting that fresh air into your Edmonton area home. Oftentimes spring cleaning is not far behind, from taking down and washing the drapes to shining the windows as the spring sun greets you. However, scrubbing the surfaces of your home does not clean what should be the primary aspect of your home: the air.
Cleansing the air around you in your home will take more than a dust mitt and vacuum. While a lot of dust lands on surfaces, the majority is still floating in the air, recirculating through the house and HVAC system. The best way to get your home ”the cleanest” of clean this spring is to invest in an air filtration system.
Choosing the Right Air Filtration System for Your Edmonton Area Home
When discussing air filtration and purification, there are a growing variety of different options to pick from. Usually HVAC systems have at least a simple filter that will snag the larger particles and get them out of your air. This is a starting point toward clean, fresh air 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 can remove the highest percentage of impurities from the air. They are larger, offering the kind of air purity that is expected in a surgical environment.
- Media air cleaners. The medium air filtration system is the media air cleaner. These are still highly 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 micro 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. 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 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 Edmonton area home, speak to your HVAC specialist at Rob's Albertan Service Experts to evaluate which option works best for you.