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 after them. What do you do when you try to evade the outside pollen but find yourself struggling with interior 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 types of filters that are four to five inches wide which are pleated and folded like an accordion. These filters allocate higher efficiency and higher 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 insufficient humidity in your home can both be problematic. To escape mold accumulation or respiratory problems, 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 living 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 members of your family. Ultraviolet lights destroy the DNA in mold, fungi, germs and spores in the coils of your system, withholding them from moving through the air in your home. Electrostatic air filters These filters generate a durable static charge as air goes through them, gathering tiny particles that would otherwise be permitted through with disposable filters. Electrostatic filters are washable, but while they don’t need replacement, they need cleaning just as regularly. 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 microbes, 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 selection is best for you this spring, give us a call at 816-379-3918 to chat with one of our indoor air quality professionals.