Spring is approaching and after the tough winter we have had, the initial instinct is to open those windows and doors, letting that fresh air into your Winnipeg area home. Oftentimes spring cleaning is not far behind, from dry cleaning the drapes to washing the windows as the spring sun greets you. However, scrubbing 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 take more than a dust mitt and vacuum. While some dust may coat surfaces, the majority is still floating in the air, recirculating through the house and HVAC system. The proven way to get your home ”the cleanest” of clean this spring is to purchase an air filtration system.
Choosing the Appropriate Air Filtration System for Your Winnipeg Area Home
When it comes to air filtration and purification, there are a growing variety of different options to choose from. The majority of HVAC systems have at least a standard filter that will catch 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 best in air cleaning, air cleaners and purifiers will be able to remove the highest 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 medium 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, yet unfortunately they let many of the tiny 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 Winnipeg area home, chat with your HVAC specialist at Winnipeg Supply Service Experts to evaluate which option works best for you.