All across the United States, spring signals a welcome change in temperature with warm breezes becoming more frequent. The blooming of colorful flowers and other foliage is often a double-edged sword for many people, including those who live in Central Wisconsin. While the beauty is appreciated, the appearance of these blooms often signals an increase in the airborne allergens that can make life almost unbearable. Fortunately, paying attention to the air purification that exists in your home can make the warmer months more bearable. 


1. Keeping the outdoors out

Of course, you don't have fumes from the exhaust of your car or smoke from nearby factory pouring into your home but this doesn't mean the indoor air quality isn't affected by these toxic and hazardous fumes. Not only do they enter your home each time you open the doors and windows, these noxious vapors can diminish the quality of the air inside your home through your heating and air conditioning system as well as through the foundation and walls. An air purification system traps these impurities so they don't keep getting recirculated back through your home.


2. Making the indoor environment more comfortable

Outdoor allergens such as smog, exhaust fumes and pollen aren't the only elements that can compromise the quality of the indoor air in your home. Pet dander, dust, mildew and mold are just a few of the more common allergens that are often found inside homes. The presence of these -- which you might not even be aware of in the case of mold and mildew -- can make allergy symptoms flare up and make an otherwise welcome season one that is miserable.


3. Air purification is more than just filters

If you are like many people, you immediately think of filters when you hear the phrase "air purification." However, true air purification goes far beyond a few filters. A true air purification system employs numerous air filters throughout your home that are designed to trap particulates of different sorts. While many remove larger elements such as bacteria, pollen and mold spores, to gain the best results, more precision removal is necessary. Filters that have been labeled as being High-Efficiency Particulate Arresting -- or HEPA -- are required to to have the ability to trap more than 99 percent of particles that that are 0.3 µm. 


Steve's Plumbing and Heating offers top-notch air purification services. To learn more, contact them today.