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

Maintenance Man Installing a Fresh Air Filter in the HVAC SystemIf you want to improve the air quality of your Redmond rental home, invest in an air filtration system. There are plenty of air filters and purifiers to choose from. Just make sure you choose based on what you need. While there are a lot of great air filtering systems, there are a few that barely do anything other than moving the air around your home. If you can, find others that do more than just that. To be confident that you choose an air filtration system that is worth the investment, it is essential to first research the selections that are available and find out what to look for as you shop.

When functioning properly, 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 especially valuable for someone with asthma or other related chronic ailments. 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 sort of air filter uses an electrically charged screen or panel to filter particles out of the air. Comprised in this category would be ionizer filters, which act 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: Not generally used in smaller home air purifiers, this type of filter 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. Though, UV light filters do not remove dust or dander particles as other air filters do.

The variety of air filter you use will unquestionably be dependent on what class of filtering you are looking for. 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. It’s essential for you to make sure that you are using the right air filters for each room if you want this to succeed.

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. Commonly, smaller units are especially beneficial in little rooms, such as a small bedroom. To invest in larger, more expensive filtering machines is to assure clean 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 certain renters, investing in a high-quality air filter or purifier is the best way to improve indoor air quality and personal health. Consequently, to be sure of what type and size of the air filter will best meet your needs, do your homework — figure out what selections are available for purchase before making any decisions.

At Real Property Management Eclipse, we can help determine which air filtration system best fits the needs of your rental home. Don’t hesitate to contact us online or give us a ring at 425-209-0252 to learn more about how our Redmond property management team can be of assistance.

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