Spring Clean the Air Within Your San Antonio Home

March 02, 2015

There are a number of way that people react to spring but, the first instinct is to open those windows and doors, letting that fresh air into your San Antonio area home. Cleaning the house top to bottom usually follows, 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 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 a lot of dust lands on surfaces, the majority is still floating in the air, recirculating through the house and HVAC system. The number one way to get your home really clean this spring is to buy an air filtration system.

Choosing the Appropriate Air Filtration System for Your San Antonio Area Home

When discussing 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 take 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 top choices in air cleaning, air cleaners and purifiers should be able to remove the maximum percentage of impurities from the air. They are larger, giving the kind of air purity that is expected in a surgical environment.
  • Media air cleaners. The mid-level 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, however 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 takeaway 99.97% of contaminants from the air, leaving behind pure air that is safe and healthy to breathe.

When you are ready to start your spring cleaning, make sure you think about your indoor air. To learn more about the air filtration options available for your San Antonio area home, chat with your HVAC specialist at San Antonio Air Service Experts to evaluate which option works best for you.

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