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How Can I Improve the Air Quality in My Huntersville Rental Property?

Maintenance Man Installing a Fresh Air Filter in the HVAC SystemThe air quality in Huntersville rental homes should be a priority. Improve it by making an investment in a good air filtration system. There are, however, a variety of air filters and purifiers available for sale. It’s wise to check the different ones as to which might serve your needs best. There are air filtering systems that function well, but there are others that simply move air around your home. To ensure that you choose an air filtration system that is worth the investment, it is vital to be precise with what you want and what to look for as you shop.

With appropriate usage, air purifiers have many benefits. A quality air filter can help remove common indoor pollutants and toxins, clean pet dander, smoke, and dust out of the air, reduce the symptoms of respiratory problems, make your home smell cleaner. These benefits can be remarkably significant for a person with asthma or other related chronic disorders. Some air purifiers can even help kill bacteria associated with the common cold and the flu.

Home air filters and purifiers come in a range of styles and sizes including:

  1. Standard Air Filters: These are fiber, paper, or mesh filters that can clean dust and dander particles out of the air. One popular type of air filter is a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter, which can trap particulates other filters may miss.
  2. Electrostatic Air Filters: This class of air filter uses an electrically charged screen or panel to filter particles out of the air. Part of this category includes ionizer filters, which run by attaching electrically charged ions to common air pollutant particles. This makes the particles heavy, after which they drop out of the air.
  3. Activated Carbon Filters: This type of filter, though not common, is used in smaller home air purifiers. This type of filter uses activated carbon to remove gases and odors from the air. One thing to take note of, however, is that activated carbon filters do not necessarily remove carbon monoxide; and they don’t last long.
  4. UV Light Filter: Certain types of air purifiers that make use of UV light to promote the elimination of biological pollutants like mold and bacteria. But, UV light filters do not remove dust or dander particles as other air filters do.

The air filter that you choose should be based on the kind of filtering that matches your needs. A high-quality air filter will aid in removing some of the unwanted particles in your air. But no filter can remove them all. The simplest of changes in indoor air quality can be impactful to a person with allergies or respiratory conditions. For this to take effect, though, first make sure that the right air filters for each room are in place.

While most people can simply install the preferred filter in their existing HVAC system, others may want to obtain separate air filtration units to accomplish the best effect possible. Smaller units usually are only effective in little rooms, such as a small bedroom. Invest in larger, more expensive filtering machines if you are serious about cleaning the air in larger or more open areas of your home.

The filtration machine models most often recommended by experts typically cost anywhere between $200 and $900 per unit. And don’t forget the cost of the filters. All air purifiers and filtering machines will have filters that need to be replaced or cleaned regularly. Some of these replacement filters can be quite expensive. It is a good idea to check the prices of both the air filtering unit and the replacement filters before deciding to buy.

For a number of renters, investing in a high-quality air filter or purifier is the best way to improve indoor air quality and personal health. It is, nonetheless, an excellent idea to canvass first so that you recognize exactly what type and size of the air filter will best meet your needs.

At Real Property Management Value, we can help determine which air filtration system best fits the needs of your rental home. If you are interested in learning more about our Huntersville property management team or have additional questions, please contact us online or by phone at 704-230-4074 today.

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