Spring Clean the Air Within Your Elkhart Home

March 02, 2015

There are a number of way that people react to spring but, the first instinct is to open your windows and doors, letting that fresh air into your Elkhart area home. Cleaning the house top to bottom usually follows, from dry cleaning the drapes to washing the windows as the spring sun brightens the room. However, scrubbing 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 a lot of dust lands on surfaces, considerably more is still floating in the air, recirculating through the house and HVAC system. The best way to get your home truly clean this spring is to purchase an air filtration system.

Choosing the Right Air Filtration System for Your Elkhart Area Home

When it comes to air filtration and purification, there are several different options to choose from. Usually HVAC systems have at least a basic filter that will snag the larger particles and get them out of 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 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 best 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 bare minimum air filtration option is the basic air filter. These filters will remove larger particles, but also will 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 in this category can capture the smallest microbes and can takeaway 99.97% of contaminants from the air, leaving behind fresh 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 Elkhart area home, chat with your HVAC specialist at BW/Cook Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to find out which option works best for you.

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