Spring Clean the Air Within Your Calgary Home

March 02, 2015

Spring is approaching and after the tough winter we have had, the first instinct is to open the windows and doors, letting that fresh air into your Calgary area home. The next step is spring cleaning your home, from dry cleaning the drapes to shining the windows as the spring sun shines in. However, spring cleaning the surfaces of your home does not clean a critical aspect of your home: the air.

Ensuring the air you breath in your home every day is clean will take more than a dust mitt and vacuum. While you will see a lot of dust on your home’s surfaces, considerably more is still floating in the air, recirculating through the house and HVAC system. The best way to get your home ”the cleanest” of clean this spring is to purchase an air filtration system.

Choosing the Right Air Filtration System for Your Calgary Area Home

When discussing air filtration and purification, there are many different options to select from. Usually HVAC systems have at least a simple filter that will trap 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 best in air cleaning, air cleaners and purifiers can remove the maximum percentage of impurities from the air. They are larger, providing the kind of air purity that is expected in a surgical environment.
  • Media air cleaners. The middle-grade air filtration system is the media air cleaner. These are still highly 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 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. Filters of this caliber can capture the smallest microbes and can takeaway 99.97% of contaminants from the air, leaving behind fresh 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 Calgary area home, speak to your HVAC specialist at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to find out which option works best for you.

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