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 trailing close behind them. What do you do when you try to evade the outside pollen but find yourself fighting with indoor allergens at the same time? Well, Colvin's Heating and Cooling has some tips that can keep you comfy this spring season by improving your indoor air quality: High efficiency air filters To gain a bigger surface area and lower resistance to air flow in your air conditioning filter, there are some models 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 remove the tiniest particles of dirt while even neutralizing odors. Humidifiers and dehumidifiers Having excessive humidity and having too little humidity in your home can both be tricky. To escape mold build-up or respiratory issues, Colvin's Heating and Cooling offers whole-home humidity solutions that are the perfect key to any indoor air quality issues. One-inch air filters Smaller filters should be changed every so often, contingent on pets, the external environment in Excelsior Springs or the number of people residing in your home. When your filter is dirty and isn’t changed often, it works tougher than it needs to and can cause poor air quality. Germicidal Lights Mold and bacteria grow quite rapidly in modern, energy efficient homes. When these allergens blend with our breathing air, they can produce health and allergy issues for many people in your family. Ultraviolet lights destroy the DNA in mold, fungi, germs and spores in the coils of your system, keeping them from entering the air in your home. Electrostatic air filters These filters generate a strong static charge as air goes through them, gathering tiny particles that would otherwise be let through with disposable filters. Electrostatic filters are washable, but while they don’t need replacement, they require cleaning just as frequently. Whole home solution The PureAir Air Purification System is a whole-home cooling system that uses photocatalytic oxidation and a top efficiency carbon filter to reduce germs and bacteria, airborne particles and chemical odors, as well as other indoor pollutants. Colvin's Heating and Cooling is here to make sure that your spring indoor air quality is the finest that it can be. If you have any uncertainties about what option is best for you this spring, give us a call at 816-379-3918 to chat with one of our indoor air quality professionals.