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Spring Clean the Air Within Your Oakville Home

March 02, 2015

Spring is approaching and after the tough winter we have had, the first instinct is to open your windows and doors, letting that fresh air into your Oakville area home. Cleaning the house top to bottom usually follows, from pulling down the drapes to polishing the windows as the spring sun greets you. 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 take 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 Oakville Area Home

When it comes to air filtration and purification, there are many different options to select from. The majority of HVAC systems have at least a simple filter that will snag 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 can remove the largest percentage of impurities from the air. They are larger, offering the kind of air purity that is expected in a surgical environment.
  • Media air cleaners. The mid-level air filtration system is the media air cleaner. These are still very effective in removing a large 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 top rated 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 think “spring cleaning” this year, make sure you think about your indoor air. To learn more about the air filtration options available for your Oakville area home, speak to your HVAC specialist at Abbey Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to discover which option works best for you.

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