How to Reduce the Impact of Air Quality Irritants Posted May 19, 2016 Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality With spring just around the corner, that means that allergies are trailing close after them. What do you do when you keep away from the outside pollen but find yourself struggling with indoor allergens at the same time? Well, Air Temperature Control has some tips that can keep you comfortable this spring season by bettering your indoor air quality: High efficiency air filters To receive a large surface area and smaller resistance to air flow in your air conditioning filter, there are some types of filters that are four to five inches wide which are frilled and folded like an accordion. These filters allow for higher efficiency and higher MERV ratings, which make them able to remove the smallest particles of dirt while even neutralizing odors. Humidifiers and dehumidifiers Having too much humidity and having insufficient humidity in your home can both be difficult. To escape mold accumulation or respiratory trouble, Air Temperature Control offers whole-home humidity products that are the best solution to any indoor air quality issues. One-inch air filters Little filters should be swapped out every few months, depending on pets, the outdoor environment in Macon or the number of people living in your home. When your filter is dirty and isn’t replaced often, it works more than it needs to and can produce poor air quality. Germicidal Lights Mold and bacteria develop quite rapidly in modern, energy efficient homes. When these allergens blend with our breathing air, they can produce health and allergy issues for many folks in your family. Ultraviolet lights kill the DNA in mold, fungi, bacteria and spores within the coils of your system, keeping them from entering 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 allowed through with replaceable 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 answer that uses photocatalytic oxidation and a top efficiency carbon filter to resist germs and bacteria, airborne particles and chemical odors, among other indoor pollutants. Air Temperature Control is here to guarantee that your spring indoor air quality is the finest that it can be. If you have any inquiries about what option is best for you this spring, give us a call at 478-202-3170 to talk with one of our indoor air quality experts.