Spring Cleaning the Air Within Your Salt Lake City Home Published on 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 Salt Lake City area home. The next step is spring cleaning your home, from taking down and washing the drapes to Windexing the windows as the spring sun greets you. However, wiping down the surfaces of your home does not clean the really important aspect of your home: the air. Ensuring the air you breath in your home every day is clean will require more than a dust mitt and vacuum. While you will see a lot of dust on your home’s surfaces, considerably more 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 invest in an air filtration system. Choosing the Right Air Filtration System for Your Salt Lake City Area Home When discussing air filtration and purification, there are a growing variety of different options to select from. The majority of HVAC systems have at least a basic filter that will catch 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 choices 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 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 middle-grade 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 least desirable air filtration option is the basic air filter. These filters will remove larger particles, yet unfortunately they let many of the micro 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. Filters in this category can capture the smallest microbes and can eliminate 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 Salt Lake City area home, talk to your HVAC specialist at Mountainwest Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to find out which option works best for you.