Have you shopped for an air filtration system for your home, condo or apartment recently? There are fan versions and silent, ionic-type air filtration devices that range in price from $50 to more than $500, depending on how efficient and how large an area you need to clean.
If you have spring or summer allergies, you probably have looked into an air filtration system for your environment. It's commonly known that the air inside a home, for example, is much more congested and polluted that outside air. Unless you are able to somehow exchange all the air in every room a few times per hour, all those dust mites and dead skins cells floating in the air will never leave. that is, unless you use some kind of filtration system.
While ionizers and air filtration systems are good
, it's estimated that 90% or more of the airborne and in-home "air gunk" can be removed by simply using central heat and air filters instead of expensive, standalone air filtration or debris removal devices. That is, if you have a central heat and air system with accessible air return vents. The most popular? The 3M Filtrete
filters (from what I've seen).
These install very easily and come in many sizes to fit all return duct sizes. They can be expensive ($10 to $18 each, depending on efficiency), but for the easiest and generally cheapest way to start cleaning up the air in your home, they can't be beat. Have a ladder and about 10 minutes of your time? That's all you'll need. Happy breathing!