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

Maintenance Man Installing a Fresh Air Filter in the HVAC SystemInvesting in an air filtration system can be a great approach to make better the air quality in your Ocala rental home. However, there are plenty of different brands of air filters and purifiers, each having both positive and negative values. Several air filtering systems do operate as they claim to be, though others actually do more than move air around your home. To be really sure that you choose an air filtration system that is worth the investment, it is relevant to first figure out even a little bit in terms of what options are currently available and what to watch for as you do a little shopping.

When used 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 would be especially useful for someone with asthma or various other related chronic conditions. A few other 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 form of air filter uses an electrically charged screen or panel to filter particles out of the air. Also included in this type are those 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: While this type of filter is not normally used in smaller home air purifiers, this type of filter uses activated carbon to remove gases and odors from the air. Activated carbon filters do not necessarily remove carbon monoxide, however, and become worn out fast.
  4. UV Light Filter: These types of air purifiers use UV light to assist in removing biological pollutants like mold and bacteria. On the other hand, UV light filters do not remove dust or dander particles as other air filters do.

The kind of air filter you opt for will clearly lean on what type of filtering can perfectly fulfill your needs. A high-quality air filter will really help remove some of the unwanted particles in your air. But no filter can remove them all. For those people with allergies or respiratory conditions, even really small enhancements in indoor air quality can be very essential. Although to achieve this, you should make sure that you acquire the right air filters for each room.

Although lots of people might simply install the preferred filter in their existing HVAC system, others may actually have to purchase separate air filtration units to get their intended outcome. Smaller units commonly are only really effective in small areas, similar to a small bedroom. To totally clean the air in larger or more open areas of your home, you may need 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 numerous renters, investing in a high-quality air filter or purifier is the best way to improve indoor air quality and personal health. Even so, it’s a really good plan to carry out your research beforehand to give you a clue on particularly what type and size of the air filter will best meet your needs.

At Real Property Management Diversified, we can help determine which air filtration system best fits the needs of your rental home. To learn more about how our Ocala property management team ensures your home is taken care of, contact us online or call us at 352-854-2221 today!

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