Spring Cleaning the Air Within Your Provo Home Published on March 02, 2015 When those first few beautiful days of spring come, the most common instinct is to open your windows and doors, letting that fresh air into your Provo area home. Oftentimes spring cleaning is not far behind, from dry cleaning the drapes to shining the windows as the spring sun brightens the room. However, wiping down the surfaces of your home does not clean the really important aspect of your home: the air. To rid your home of the dust and allergens accumulated from winter, it will take more than a dust mitt and vacuum. While you will see a lot of dust on your home’s surfaces, the majority is still floating in the air, recirculating through the house and HVAC system. The number one way to get your home really clean this spring is to buy an air filtration system. Choosing the Right Air Filtration System for Your Provo Area Home When considering air filtration and purification, there are several different options to pick from. Usually 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 leaders in air cleaning, air cleaners and purifiers will be able to remove the highest 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 impressively effective in removing a high 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, yet unfortunately they let many of the smaller allergens pass through and back into the air. The top of the line air filtration systems use HEPA filters, which is the highest standard in air quality. These filters can capture the smallest microbes and can eliminate 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 Provo area home, talk to your HVAC specialist at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to find out which option works best for you.