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How Can I Improve the Air Quality in My Central 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 Central rental home. But there are various classifications of air filters and purifiers, each of which has both advantages and disadvantages. A few air filtering systems do operate as they say, while others may do little more than move air around your home. To be guaranteed that you choose an air filtration system that is worth the investment, it is crucial to be precise with what you choose and what to look for as you shop.

Correctly used, 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. Included in this section would be ionizer filters, which function 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 not regularly being 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: These types of air purifiers make use of UV light to remove biological pollutants like mold and bacteria. Though, 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 helps remove some of the unwanted particles in your air. But no filter can remove them all. For a person with allergies or respiratory conditions, even simple modifications in indoor air quality can make a big impact. For this to succeed, it is crucial to confirm that you have the right air filters for each room.

Generally, people can simply install the preferred filter in their existing HVAC system. Others, though, may choose to purchase separate air filtration units to achieve the necessary effect. 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 many other renters, investing in a high-quality air filter or purifier is the best way to improve indoor air quality and personal health. However, it’s an excellent idea to do your research first so that you understand exactly what type and size of the air filter will best meet your needs.

At Real Property Management Baton Rouge, we can help determine which air filtration system best fits the needs of your rental home. Please contact us online or call us at 225-389-6860 to learn more about how our Central property management team can serve you.

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