How to Reduce the Impact of Air Quality Irritants Posted May 19, 2016 Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality With spring imminent, that means that allergies are lurking close next after them. What do you do when you keep away from the outdoor pollen but find yourself struggling with interior allergens at the same time? Well, Local HVAC Repair & Service has some tricks that can keep you cozy this spring season by bettering your indoor air quality: High efficiency air filters To obtain a large surface area and smaller resistance to air flow in your air conditioning filter, there are some kinds of filters that are four to five inches wide which are pleated and folded like an accordion. These filters allocate higher efficiency and upper MERV ratings, which make them able to get rid of the littlest particles of dirt while even neutralizing odors. Humidifiers and dehumidifiers Having a lot of humidity and having too little humidity in your home can both be problematic. To escape mold build-up or respiratory problems, Local HVAC Repair & Service offers whole-home humidity products that are the best answer to any indoor air quality issues. One-inch air filters Thinner filters should be swapped out every so often, contingent on pets, the external environment in Wheeling or the number of people staying in your home. When your filter is grimy and isn’t replaced often, it works harder than it needs to and can produce poor air quality. Germicidal Lights Mold and bacteria develop quite rapidly in modern, energy efficient homes. When these allergens combine with our breathing air, they can cause health and allergy problems for many members of your family. Ultraviolet lights extinguish the DNA in mold, fungi, bacteria and spores within the coils of your system, repressing them from entering the air in your home. Electrostatic air filters These filters produce a resilient static charge as air passes through them, gathering tiny particles that would otherwise be let through with replaceable filters. Electrostatic filters are washable, but while they don’t need replacement, they demand cleaning just as often. Whole home solution The PureAir Air Purification System is a whole-home cooling solution that uses photocatalytic oxidation and a high-level efficiency carbon filter to reduce germs and bacteria, airborne particles and chemical odors, amidst other indoor pollutants. Local HVAC Repair & Service is here to guarantee that your spring indoor air quality is the best that it can be. If you have any questions about what choice is best for you this spring, give us a call at 224-300-4806 to talk with one of our indoor air quality professionals.