Spring Clean the Air Within Your Houston Home

March 02, 2015

There are a number of way that people react to spring but, the initial instinct is to open the windows and doors, letting that fresh air into your Houston area home. The next step is spring cleaning your home, from dry cleaning the drapes to polishing the windows as the spring sun brightens the room. However, wiping down the surfaces of your home does not clean what should be the primary aspect of your home: the air.

Ensuring the air you breath in your home every day is clean will require more than a dust mitt and vacuum. While some dust may coat surfaces, considerably more is still floating in the air, recirculating through the house and HVAC system. The proven way to get your home truly clean this spring is to purchase an air filtration system.

Choosing the Best Air Filtration System for Your Houston Area Home

When discussing air filtration and purification, there are several different options to pick from. Usually HVAC systems have at least a standard filter that will catch the larger particles and get them out of your air. This is a starting point toward clean, fresh air 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 top choices in air cleaning, air cleaners and purifiers will be able to remove the maximum percentage of impurities from the air. They are larger, providing the kind of air purity that is expected in a medical environment.
  • Media air cleaners. The middle-grade air filtration system is the media air cleaner. These are still impressively effective in removing a significant 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, but also will let many of the smaller 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 in this category can capture the smallest microbes and can remove 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 Houston area home, talk to your HVAC specialist at Church Services to evaluate which option works best for you.

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