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 outdoor pollen but find yourself struggling with indoor allergens at the same time? Well, Anderson Heating & A/C has some tools that can keep you comfy this spring season by enhancing your indoor air quality: High efficiency air filters To obtain a greater 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 frilled and folded like an accordion. These filters allow for 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 too much humidity and having not enough humidity in your home can both be difficult. To avoid mold collection or respiratory problems, Anderson Heating & A/C offers whole-home humidity systems that are the ideal solution to any indoor air quality issues. One-inch air filters Thinner filters should be replaced every couple of months, contingent on pets, the outside environment in Carson City or the number of people staying in your home. When your filter is dirty and isn’t changed often, it works harder than it needs to and can produce poor air quality. Germicidal Lights Mold and bacteria spread quite easily in cutting-edge, energy efficient homes. When these allergens mix with our breathing air, they can generate health and allergy problems for many folks in your family. Ultraviolet lights extinguish the DNA in mold, fungi, bacteria and spores in the coils of your system, withholding them from coming into 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 allowed through with expendable filters. Electrostatic filters are washable, but while they don’t need replacement, they need cleaning just as often. Whole home solution The PureAir Air Purification System is a whole-home cooling answer 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. Anderson Heating & A/C is here to ensure that your spring indoor air quality is the greatest that it can be. If you have any questions about what option is best for you this spring, give us a call at 775-230-7628 to talk with one of our indoor air quality experts.