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How Can I Improve the Air Quality in My Upper Marlboro 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 Upper Marlboro 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 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.

Air purifiers have many benefits for as long as they are used correctly. 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 notably meaningful for someone with asthma or other related chronic diseases. 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 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: This type of filter, though not generally used in smaller home air purifiers, 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. 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 assists in 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 make a huge difference. 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 are particularly useful in little rooms, such as a small bedroom. To guarantee clean air in larger or more open areas of your home, you 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 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 Gold, we can help determine which air filtration system best fits the needs of your rental home. If you want to learn more about how our Upper Marlboro property management team can assist you, don’t hesitate to contact us online or call us at 301-392-2172.

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