Spring is approaching and after the tough winter we have had, the first instinct is to open the windows and doors, letting that fresh air into your Gaithersburg area home. Oftentimes spring cleaning is not far behind, from pulling down the drapes to washing the windows as the spring sun brightens the room. However, scrubbing the surfaces of your home does not clean the really important aspect of your home: the air.
To rid your home of the dust and allergens accumulated from winter, it 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 number one way to get your home truly clean this spring is to buy an air filtration system.
Choosing the Best Air Filtration System for Your Gaithersburg Area Home
When considering air filtration and purification, there are a growing variety of different options to pick from. Most HVAC systems have at least a basic filter that will trap the larger particles and remove them from your air. While this is a start, to have clean, fresh air that is free of molds, dusts and other allergens 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 can remove the largest 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 medium air filtration system is the media air cleaner. These are still very effective in removing a significant 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 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 of this caliber can capture the smallest microbes and can remove 99.97% of contaminants from the air, leaving behind pure 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 Gaithersburg area home, talk to your HVAC specialist at Parker Pearce Service Experts to find out which option works best for you.