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

Maintenance Man Installing a Fresh Air Filter in the HVAC SystemAn air filtration system is an excellent investment as it greatly enhances the air quality in your Grandville rental home. But there are various classifications of air filters and purifiers, each of which has both advantages and disadvantages. Don’t just grab any air filtering system that you can find, because there are some that function only by moving the air around your home. Other systems might do a better and more extensive job. To be certain that you choose an air filtration system that is worth the investment, it is necessary to first study a little about what choices are easily accessible and learn what you can 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 class of air filter uses an electrically charged screen or panel to filter particles out of the air. Included in this category would be ionizer filters, which attach 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: Even though this type of filter is not usually used in smaller home air purifiers, this type of filter uses activated carbon to remove gases and odors from the air. A few things you should know about activated carbon filters: they do not necessarily remove carbon monoxide, and they tend to wear out fast.
  4. UV Light Filter: These types of air purifiers employ UV light to aid the removal of biological pollutants like mold and bacteria. In any case, UV light filters do not remove dust or dander particles as other air filters do.

The kind of filtering that appeals to your needs is what you should consider when picking out what type of air filter you want to get. A high-quality air filter will aid in removing some of the unwanted particles in your air. But no filter can remove them all. For someone with allergies or respiratory conditions, even small alterations in indoor air quality can spell a big difference. To accomplish this, it’s necessary to guarantee that you have the right air filters for each room.

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. Commonly, smaller units are especially beneficial 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 many other renters, investing in a high-quality air filter or purifier is the best way to improve indoor air quality and personal health. Before making any decisions, best to weigh out your options so that you have a good understanding of what type and size air filter will best meet your needs.

At Real Property Management Investment Solutions, 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 Grandville property management team or have additional questions, please contact us online or by phone at 616-419-4578 today.

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