Spring Clean the Air Within Your Hilton Head Island Home

March 02, 2015

When those first few beautiful days of spring come, the first instinct is to open your windows and doors, letting that fresh air into your Hilton Head Island area home. Oftentimes spring cleaning is not far behind, from dry cleaning the drapes to Windexing the windows as the spring sun shines in. However, scrubbing the surfaces of your home does not clean a critical 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 number one way to get your home ”the cleanest” of clean this spring is to buy an air filtration system.

Choosing the Best Air Filtration System for Your Hilton Head Island Area Home

When considering air filtration and purification, there are a growing variety of different options to select from. Most HVAC systems have at least a standard 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 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 top choices in air cleaning, air cleaners and purifiers should 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 hospital environment.
  • Media air cleaners. The medium air filtration system is the media air cleaner. These are still highly effective in removing a large 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, but also will let many of the micro allergens pass through and back into the air.

 

The best air filtration systems use HEPA filters, which is the highest standard in air quality. These filters can capture the smallest microbes and can takeaway 99.97% of contaminants from the air, leaving behind pure air that is safe and healthy to breathe.

When you catch “spring fever” and begin thoroughly cleaning your home, make sure you think about your indoor air. To learn more about the air filtration options available for your Hilton Head Island area home, talk to your HVAC specialist at Epperson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to evaluate which option works best for you.

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