When those first few beautiful days of spring come, the first instinct is to open the windows and doors, letting that fresh air into your Tulsa area home. The next step is spring cleaning your home, from taking down and washing 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 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 number one 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 select from. Usually HVAC systems have at least a standard filter that will snag 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 hospital environment.
- Media air cleaners. The mid-level 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, but also will 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 eliminate 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, speak to your HVAC specialist at Jack Nelson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to evaluate which option works best for you.