Spring is approaching and after the tough winter we have had, the first instinct is to open your windows and doors, letting that fresh air into your Gaithersburg area home. The next step is spring cleaning your home, from dry cleaning the drapes to washing the windows as the spring sun shines in. However, scrubbing the surfaces of your home does not clean a critical aspect of your home: the air.
Ensuring the air you breath in your home every day is clean will require 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 only way to get your home really clean this spring is to buy an air filtration system.
Choosing the Right Air Filtration System for Your Gaithersburg Area Home
When considering air filtration and purification, there are many different options to pick from. Most HVAC systems have at least a simple 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 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 leaders in air cleaning, air cleaners and purifiers should be able to remove the largest percentage of impurities from the air. They are larger, offering the kind of air purity that is expected in a medical environment.
- Media air cleaners. The medium 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, however 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 think “spring cleaning” this year, make sure you think about your indoor air. To learn more about the air filtration options available for your Gaithersburg area home, talk to your HVAC specialist at Parker Pearce Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to find out which option works best for you.