There are a number of way that people react to spring but, the most common instinct is to open those windows and doors, letting that fresh air into your Buffalo area home. The next step is spring cleaning your home, from taking down and washing the drapes to shining 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 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 best way to get your home really clean this spring is to purchase an air filtration system.
Choosing the Right Air Filtration System for Your Buffalo Area Home
When it comes to air filtration and purification, there are a growing variety of different options to choose from. Most HVAC systems have at least a standard 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 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 leaders in air cleaning, air cleaners and purifiers can remove the largest percentage of impurities from the air. They are larger, providing the kind of air purity that is expected in a surgical environment.
- Media air cleaners. The medium air filtration system is the media air cleaner. These are still impressively effective in removing a large percentage of particles from the air, including dust, dander, pollen and other allergens.
- Basic air filters. The least desirable 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 of this caliber can capture the smallest microbes and can takeaway 99.97% of contaminants from the air, leaving behind clean 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 Buffalo area home, talk to your HVAC specialist at Sunbeam Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to find out which option works best for you.