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 behind them. What do you do when you avoid the open-air pollen but find yourself struggling with indoor allergens at the same time? Well, House of Heating Incorporated has some tips that can keep you comfortable this spring season by improving your indoor air quality: High efficiency air filters To receive a bigger 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 upper MERV ratings, which make them able to remove the smallest particles of dirt while even offsetting odors. Humidifiers and dehumidifiers Having excessive humidity and having insufficient humidity in your home can both be difficult. To escape mold accumulation or respiratory trouble, House of Heating Incorporated offers whole-home humidity products that are the best key to any indoor air quality issues. One-inch air filters Thinner filters should be replaced every so often, based on pets, the outdoor environment in Marshfield or the number of people living in your home. When your filter is dirty and isn’t replaced often, it works tougher than it needs to and can create poor air quality. Germicidal Lights Mold and bacteria develop quite easily in cutting-edge, energy efficient homes. When these allergens combine with our breathing air, they can cause health and allergy problems for many people in your family. Ultraviolet lights destroy the DNA in mold, fungi, microbes and spores in the coils of your system, repressing them from moving through the air in your home. Electrostatic air filters These filters create a durable static charge as air goes through them, accumulating 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 reduce germs and microbes, airborne particles and chemical odors, amidst other indoor pollutants. House of Heating Incorporated is here to ensure that your spring indoor air quality is the greatest that it can be. If you have any inquiries about what choice is best for you this spring, give us a call at 888-384-3163 to speak with one of our indoor air quality experts.