There are a number of way that people react to spring but, the first instinct is to open the windows and doors, letting that fresh air into your Oklahoma City area home. Oftentimes spring cleaning is not far behind, from taking down and washing the drapes to washing the windows as the spring sun greets you. However, spring cleaning the surfaces of your home does not clean what should be the primary 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 proven way to get your home really clean this spring is to invest in an air filtration system.
Choosing the Right Air Filtration System for Your Oklahoma City Area Home
When considering air filtration and purification, there are many different options to select from. Usually HVAC systems have at least a simple filter that will snag the larger particles and remove them from 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 options 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 highest percentage of impurities from the air. They are larger, giving the kind of air purity that is expected in a hospital environment.
- Media air cleaners. The middle-grade 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 least desirable 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 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 eliminate 99.97% of contaminants from the air, leaving behind fresh air that is safe and healthy to breathe.
When you catch “spring fever” and begin thoroughly cleaning your home, make sure you think about your indoor air. To learn more about the air filtration options available for your Oklahoma City area home, chat with your HVAC specialist at Gordon's Service Experts to find out which option works best for you.