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 try to evade the open-air pollen but find yourself struggling with indoor allergens at the same time? Well, PWA Heating & Cooling Inc has some tips that can keep you comfortable this spring season by enhancing 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 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 higher MERV ratings, which make them able to eliminate the littlest particles of dirt while even diffusing odors. Humidifiers and dehumidifiers Having a lot of humidity and having not enough humidity in your home can both be problematic. To avoid mold accumulation or respiratory issues, PWA Heating & Cooling Inc offers whole-home humidity systems that are the ideal solution to any indoor air quality issues. One-inch air filters Thinner filters should be changed every couple of months, contingent on pets, the external environment in Plainfield or the number of people residing in your home. When your filter is unclean and isn’t replaced often, it works tougher than it needs to and can produce poor air quality. Germicidal Lights Mold and bacteria develop quite easily in modern, energy efficient homes. When these allergens combine with our breathing air, they can cause health and allergy issues for many members of your family. Ultraviolet lights kill the DNA in mold, fungi, microbes and spores inside the coils of your system, keeping them from coming into the air in your home. Electrostatic air filters These filters create a resilient static charge as air travels through them, collecting tiny particles that would otherwise be permitted 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 solution that uses photocatalytic oxidation and a high efficiency carbon filter to resist germs and bacteria, airborne particles and chemical odors, among other indoor pollutants. PWA Heating & Cooling Inc is here to guarantee that your spring indoor air quality is the finest that it can be. If you have any inquiries about what selection is best for you this spring, give us a call at 815-410-1231 to chat with one of our indoor air quality experts.