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

Maintenance Man Installing a Fresh Air Filter in the HVAC SystemAir quality in your Hampton rental home can be improved significantly by investing in a quality 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 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.

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 remarkably significant for a person with asthma or other related chronic disorders. 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. Also covered in this section would be ionizer filters, which operate 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. Activated carbon filters exhaust quickly, and they do not necessarily remove carbon monoxide.
  4. UV Light Filter: A kind of air purifier that utilizes UV light to clear biological pollutants like mold and bacteria. But, 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 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. In order to achieve this, it’s important to ensure 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 usually are only effective 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 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 Seacoast New Hampshire, 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 Hampton property management team can assist you, don’t hesitate to contact us online or call us at 603-343-2202.

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