Spring Cleaning the Air In Your Kitchener Home Published on March 02, 2015 Spring is approaching and after the tough winter we have had, the initial instinct is to open those windows and doors, letting that fresh air into your Kitchener area home. The next step is spring cleaning your home, from taking down and washing the drapes to polishing the windows as the spring sun greets you. 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 take more than a dust mitt and vacuum. While some dust may coat surfaces, most of it is still floating in the air, recirculating through the house and HVAC system. The best way to get your home truly clean this spring is to buy an air filtration system. Choosing the Right Air Filtration System for Your Kitchener Area Home When it comes to air filtration and purification, there are a growing variety of different options to choose from. Usually HVAC systems have at least a simple 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 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 largest percentage of impurities from the air. They are larger, giving 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 highly effective in removing a high 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 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. These filters can capture the smallest microbes and can takeaway 99.97% of contaminants from the air, leaving behind clean 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 Kitchener area home, chat with your HVAC specialist at Hammond Plumbing & Heating to find out which option works best for you.