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 Toronto area home. Oftentimes spring cleaning is not far behind, from taking down and washing the drapes to washing the windows as the spring sun shines in. However, wiping down the surfaces of your home does not clean a critical 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 you will see a lot of dust on your home’s surfaces, most of it 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 invest in an air filtration system.
Choosing the Best Air Filtration System for Your Toronto Area Home
When considering air filtration and purification, there are several different options to pick from. Most HVAC systems have at least a basic filter that will catch 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 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 best in air cleaning, air cleaners and purifiers should be able to remove the largest percentage of impurities from the air. They are larger, offering 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 impressively effective in removing a large percentage of particles from the air, including dust, dander, pollen and other allergens.
- Basic air filters. The least desirable air filtration option is the basic air filter. These filters will remove larger particles, yet unfortunately they let many of the smaller allergens pass through and back into the air.
The top rated 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 eliminate 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 Toronto area home, talk to your HVAC specialist at Service Experts Commercial HVAC to find out which option works best for you.