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 Knoxville area home. The next step is spring cleaning your home, from pulling down 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.
To rid your home of the dust and allergens accumulated from winter, it will require 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 best way to get your home really clean this spring is to invest in an air filtration system.
Choosing the Best Air Filtration System for Your Knoxville Area Home
When considering air filtration and purification, there are a growing variety of different options to pick from. Most HVAC systems have at least a basic filter that will snag the larger particles and get them out of your air. This is step one on the road to better air in your home, 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 leaders in air cleaning, air cleaners and purifiers can remove the highest percentage of impurities from the air. They are larger, offering 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 large 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, yet unfortunately they let many of the tiny 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. These filters 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 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 Knoxville area home, chat with your HVAC specialist at R & M Climate Control Service Experts to find out which option works best for you.