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

Maintenance Man Installing a Fresh Air Filter in the HVAC SystemIf you want to improve the air quality of your Buford rental home, invest in an air filtration system. There are plenty of air filters and purifiers to choose from. Just make sure you choose based on what you need. There are air filtering systems that function well, but there are others that simply move air around your home. To be confident that you choose an air filtration system that is worth the investment, it is essential to first research the selections that are available and find out 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 exceptionally important for an individual with asthma or other related chronic sicknesses. 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 kind 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: Not generally used in smaller home air purifiers, this type of filter uses activated carbon to remove gases and odors from the air. Activated carbon filters exhaust quickly, and they do not necessarily remove carbon monoxide.
  4. UV Light Filter: These types of air purifiers employ UV light to aid the removal of biological pollutants like mold and bacteria. Nevertheless, UV light filters do not remove dust or dander particles as other air filters do.

The kind of air filter you make use of will surely depend on what sort of filtering will best meet your needs. A high-quality air filter will promote the removal of some of the unwanted particles in your air. But no filter can remove them all. For people with allergies or respiratory conditions, even modest changes in indoor air quality can be significant. To accomplish this, it’s necessary to guarantee that you have the right air filters for each room.

Usually, people choose to simply install the preferred filter in their existing HVAC system. Other times, though, you may decide to go for separate air filtration units to get the required effect. Smaller units, in most cases, are largely favorable in little rooms, such as a small bedroom. To truly clean the air in larger or more open areas of your home, you will want to invest in larger, more expensive filtering machines.

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 certain 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 Executives Greater Atlanta, 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 Buford property management team or have additional questions, please contact us online or by phone at 678-504-8580 today.

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