When those first few beautiful days of spring come, the most common instinct is to open those windows and doors, letting that fresh air into your Fort Myers area home. The next step is spring cleaning your home, from taking down and washing the drapes to washing the windows as the spring sun greets you. However, scrubbing the surfaces of your home does not clean the really important aspect of your home: the air.
Cleansing the air around you in your home will require more than a dust mitt and vacuum. While some dust may coat 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 truly clean this spring is to invest in an air filtration system.
Choosing the Right Air Filtration System for Your Fort Myers Area Home
When discussing air filtration and purification, there are several different options to select 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 step one on the road to better air in your home, but 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 top choices in air cleaning, air cleaners and purifiers can remove the highest percentage of impurities from the air. They are larger, giving the kind of air purity that is expected in a medical environment.
- Media air cleaners. The mid-level air filtration system is the media air cleaner. These are still impressively 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, yet unfortunately they let many of the tiny 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 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 Fort Myers area home, talk to your HVAC specialist at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to evaluate which option works best for you.