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

Maintenance Man Installing a Fresh Air Filter in the HVAC SystemInvesting in an air filtration system can be a practical manner to boost the air quality in your Provo rental home. Though there are numerous different variations of air filters and purifiers, each with both disadvantages and advantages. Various air filtering systems do function as they claim, but others may be able to do quite a bit more than move air around your home. To make certain that you choose an air filtration system that is worth the investment, it is critical to first find out a bit more about what options are available and what to look out for as you shop.

When put to use well, 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 may be exactly advisable for someone with asthma or other related chronic ailments. A lot of 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 sort of air filter uses an electrically charged screen or panel to filter particles out of the air. Included in this category are ionizer filters, which operate 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: Despite that this type of filter is not generally applied in smaller home air purifiers, this type of filter uses activated carbon to remove gases and odors from the air. Activated carbon filters do not necessarily remove carbon monoxide, though, and become worn fast.
  4. UV Light Filter: These types of air purifiers put to use UV light to help clear away biological pollutants like mold and bacteria. On the other hand, UV light filters do not remove dust or dander particles as other air filters do.

The kind of air filter you prefer will completely depend on what type of filtering would suitably meet your wants and 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. For those with allergies or respiratory conditions, even just a little bit of enhancement in indoor air quality would definitely go a long way. But to do this, you would have to find the right air filters for each room.

Even though various people could simply install the preferred filter in their existing HVAC system, others may have to purchase separate air filtration units to accomplish the results they are looking for. Smaller units normally are beneficial only in small areas, like for instance, a small bedroom. To exactly clean the air in larger or more open areas of your home, you may have 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 countless renters, investing in a high-quality air filter or purifier is the best way to improve indoor air quality and personal health. Equally, it’s a great idea to do your research first for you to learn specifically what type and size of the air filter will best meet your needs.

At Real Property Management Utah County, we can help determine which air filtration system best fits the needs of your rental home. To learn more about how our Provo property management team ensures your home is taken care of, contact us online or call us at 801-889-1517 today!

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