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

Maintenance Man Installing a Fresh Air Filter in the HVAC SystemInvesting in an air filtration system is to better the air quality in your Georgetown rental home. Air filters and purifiers come in many different shapes and forms; each of which, however, will have their own benefits and drawbacks. A few air filtering systems do operate as they say, while others may do little more than move air around your home. To be assured that you choose an air filtration system that is worth the investment, it is imperative to be thorough with what choices are for sale and what to take note of as you shop.

When utilized correctly, 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: This type of filter, though not generally used in smaller home air purifiers, uses activated carbon to remove gases and odors from the air. Though they do not necessarily remove carbon monoxides, activated carbon filters are good filters. Keep in mind though, they don’t last very long.
  4. UV Light Filter: These types of air purifiers utilize UV light to facilitate 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 will aid 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 be significant. For this to take effect, though, first make sure that the right air filters for each room are in place.

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, in most cases, are largely favorable in little rooms, such as a small bedroom. Guaranteeing that the air in larger or more open areas of your home is clean means investing 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 quite a few 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 DC Metro, we can help determine which air filtration system best fits the needs of your rental home. Feel free to contact us online or by phone at 202-269-0303
to learn more about how our Georgetown property management team can be of service to you.

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