How to Reduce the Impact of Air Quality Irritants 05/19/2016 Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality With spring fast approaching, that means that allergies are lurking close behind them. What do you do when you try to evade the open-air pollen but find yourself fighting with interior allergens at the same time? Well, Brian’s Heating & Cooling, Inc. has some tips that can keep you comfy this spring season by improving your indoor air quality: High efficiency air filters To obtain a large surface area and lower 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 admit higher efficiency and upper MERV ratings, which make them able to get rid of 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 avoid mold accumulation or respiratory problems, Brian’s Heating & Cooling, Inc. offers whole-home humidity products that are the perfect key to any indoor air quality issues. One-inch air filters Little filters should be swapped out every so often, based on pets, the outdoor environment in Madera or the number of people residing in your home. When your filter is dirty and isn’t swapped out often, it works more than it needs to and can cause poor air quality. Germicidal Lights Mold and bacteria develop quite effortlessly in cutting-edge, energy efficient homes. When these allergens combine with our breathing air, they can cause health and allergy problems for many folks in your family. Ultraviolet lights extinguish the DNA in mold, fungi, germs and spores in the coils of your system, withholding them from coming into the air in your home. Electrostatic air filters These filters generate a durable static charge as air travels through them, collecting tiny particles that would otherwise be allowed 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 solution that uses photocatalytic oxidation and a top efficiency carbon filter to combat germs and microbes, airborne particles and chemical odors, among other indoor pollutants. Brian’s Heating & Cooling, Inc. is here to ensure that your spring indoor air quality is the best that it can be. If you have any uncertainties about what selection is best for you this spring, give us a call at 559-675-1681 to talk with one of our indoor air quality specialists, or set up an appointment with us online.