Spring Clean the Air Within Your Clearwater Home

March 02, 2015

There are a number of way that people react to spring but, the most common instinct is to open the windows and doors, letting that fresh air into your Clearwater area home. Oftentimes spring cleaning is not far behind, from pulling down the drapes to shining the windows as the spring sun brightens the room. 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 take more than a dust mitt and vacuum. While you will see a lot of dust on your home’s surfaces, most of it 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 Clearwater Area Home

When it comes to air filtration and purification, there are several different options to pick from. Usually HVAC systems have at least a basic filter that will snag the larger particles and take 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 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 medical environment.
  • Media air cleaners. The middle-grade air filtration system is the media air cleaner. These are still very 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 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 Clearwater area home, talk to your HVAC specialist at Midway Services to evaluate which option works best for you.

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