How to Clean Your Indoor Air During Spring Cleaning

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Unless your hire NASA to spring clean your house the way they do the inside of a space ship, you can pretty much count on spreading dust and dirt around, thus negating at least some of your hard work.  And that’s true even if you have a high-end vacuum cleaner.

You see, even while your vacuum cleaner is “ingesting” dust, dirt, and more, it’s also spreading some of it around – along with pollen, dust mites, and bacteria – with the aid of high-speed carpet brushes and your vacuum’s exhaust. All that “stuff” will then settle on your just-cleaned furniture and other surfaces while also creating or aggravating existing problems with allergies or asthma.

How to Clean Your Indoor Air During Spring Cleaning

But now, you can reduce a hefty portion of all that dust and more by turning on your heating or air conditioning system while you’re cleaning. Just switch the thermostat to the “fan” or “fan on” setting so your system can then act as a whole-house air cleaner by trapping airborne particles in its filter.  When you’re done cleaning, simply clean or replace your heating or AC filter because, without doing so, eventually everything all that dust, dirt, and more will be blown back into your living environment.

Better Filters for Better Air Filtration

The better the filters you use with your central air or forced air heating system, the more airborne pollutants you can trap and get rid of. Here’s what’s available:

  • Standard filters made from fiberglass threads, cloth, or open cell foam surrounded by a cardboard frame are inexpensive, but are also only effective at removing larger dust particles from the air in your home.
  • Reusable filters are more durable and can do a better job removing dust particles from the air, but must be maintained and cleaned regularly for maximum effectiveness.
  • Pleated disposable filters can remove up to 40% of air pollutants from your home.
  • High efficiency pleated filters are the most effective for air filtration. They use electrostatic charges to remove debris from the air and can capture approximately 30 times more allergens and dust particles than standard filters.

For even cleaner indoor air, contact Burton today about a whole-house air filtration system for your home. It’s not a cure for those suffering from allergies or asthma, but it’s the next best thing. That’s because the right system can remove more than 99% of airborne pollutants while your AC system or furnace is engaged.  For more information and a free new system quote, contact Burton today.