Spring is approaching and after the tough winter we have had, the most common instinct is to open your windows and doors, letting that fresh air into your Kingston area home. Oftentimes spring cleaning is not far behind, from dry cleaning the drapes to polishing the windows as the spring sun greets you. However, wiping down the surfaces of your home does not clean a critical aspect of your home: the air.
To rid your home of the dust and allergens accumulated from winter, it will need 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 Kingston Area Home
When considering air filtration and purification, there are a growing variety of different options to choose from. Usually HVAC systems have at least a basic filter that will catch 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 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 top choices in air cleaning, air cleaners and purifiers will be able to 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 highly effective in removing a high 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, however 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 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 Kingston area home, chat with your HVAC specialist at Kingston Home Services by Enercare to find out which option works best for you.