Spring Clean the Air Within Your Rochester Home

March 02, 2015

There are a number of way that people react to spring but, the most common instinct is to open the windows and doors, letting that fresh air into your Rochester area home. Cleaning the house top to bottom usually follows, from pulling down the drapes to Windexing the windows as the spring sun shines in. However, wiping down the surfaces of your home does not clean the really important aspect of your home: the air.

Cleansing the air around you in your home will need more than a dust mitt and vacuum. While a lot of dust lands on surfaces, the majority 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 invest in an air filtration system.

Choosing the Right Air Filtration System for Your Rochester Area Home

When it comes to air filtration and purification, there are many different options to pick from. Usually HVAC systems have at least a standard filter that will snag the larger particles and get them out of your air. This is a starting point toward clean, fresh air but 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 leaders in air cleaning, air cleaners and purifiers will be able to 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 medium air filtration system is the media air cleaner. These are still highly effective in removing a significant 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, but also will let many of the smaller 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 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 Rochester area home, talk to your HVAC specialist at Strogen's Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to find out which option works best for you.

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