How to Reduce the Impact of Air Quality Irritants

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 grappling with interior allergens at the same time? Well, Colvin's Heating and Cooling has some tricks that can keep you comfy this spring season by improving your indoor air quality:

High efficiency air filters

To gain a greater surface area and smaller 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 allow for higher efficiency and higher MERV ratings, which make them able to get rid of the littlest particles of dirt while even diffusing odors.

Humidifiers and dehumidifiers

Having a lot of humidity and having too little humidity in your home can both be problematic. To avoid mold build-up or respiratory issues, Colvin's Heating and Cooling offers whole-home humidity solutions that are the perfect answer to any indoor air quality issues.

One-inch air filters

Thinner filters should be replaced every so often, contingent on pets, the external environment in Excelsior Springs or the number of people living in your home. When your filter is dirty and isn’t swapped out often, it works tougher than it needs to and can produce poor air quality.

Germicidal Lights

Mold and bacteria grow quite easily in cutting-edge, energy efficient homes. When these allergens combine with our breathing air, they can produce health and allergy problems for many folks in your family. Ultraviolet lights destroy the DNA in mold, fungi, bacteria and spores inside the coils of your system, repressing them from moving through the air in your home.

Electrostatic air filters

These filters generate a strong static charge as air goes through them, collecting tiny particles that would otherwise be let through with expendable filters. Electrostatic filters are washable, but while they don’t need replacement, they demand cleaning just as regularly.

Whole home solution

The PureAir Air Purification System is a whole-home cooling system that uses photocatalytic oxidation and a high-level efficiency carbon filter to resist germs and bacteria, airborne particles and chemical odors, as well as other indoor pollutants.

Colvin's Heating and Cooling is here to guarantee that your spring indoor air quality is the best that it can be. If you have any questions about what selection is best for you this spring, give us a call at 816-379-3918 to chat with one of our indoor air quality experts.