Spring is approaching and after the tough winter we have had, the first instinct is to open your windows and doors, letting that fresh air into your Tulsa area home. Oftentimes spring cleaning is not far behind, from taking down and washing the drapes to polishing the windows as the spring sun shines in. However, spring cleaning the surfaces of your home does not clean what should be the primary 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, considerably more is still floating in the air, recirculating through the house and HVAC system. The only way to get your home truly clean this spring is to purchase an air filtration system.
Choosing the Appropriate Air Filtration System for Your Tulsa 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 standard filter that will trap 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, 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 very 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 micro allergens pass through and back into the air.
The best air filtration systems use HEPA filters, which is the highest standard in air quality. These filters can capture the smallest microbes and can remove 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 Tulsa area home, talk to your HVAC specialist at Jack Nelson Service Experts to evaluate which option works best for you.