How to Reduce the Impact of Air Quality Irritants 05/19/2016 Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality With spring imminent, that means that allergies are following close after them. What do you do when you keep away from the open-air pollen but find yourself struggling with indoor allergens at the same time? Well, Main 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 gain a greater 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 pleated and folded like an accordion. These filters allow for higher efficiency and upper MERV ratings, which make them able to get rid of the smallest particles of dirt while even diffusing odors. Humidifiers and dehumidifiers Having excessive humidity and having not enough humidity in your home can both be difficult. To escape mold accumulation or respiratory problems, Main Heating & Cooling, Inc. offers whole-home humidity systems that are the ideal answer to any indoor air quality issues. One-inch air filters Little filters should be changed every few months, contingent on pets, the external environment in Utica or the number of people residing in your home. When your filter is grimy and isn’t swapped out often, it works more than it needs to and can produce poor air quality. Germicidal Lights Mold and bacteria develop quite effortlessly in modern, energy efficient homes. When these allergens mix with our breathing air, they can cause health and allergy problems for many members of your family. Ultraviolet lights destroy the DNA in mold, fungi, germs and spores inside the coils of your system, keeping them from moving through the air in your home. Electrostatic air filters These filters produce a resilient static charge as air travels through them, collecting 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 system that uses photocatalytic oxidation and a high efficiency carbon filter to reduce germs and microbes, airborne particles and chemical odors, amidst other indoor pollutants. Main Heating & Cooling, Inc. 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 586-731-0950 to chat with one of our indoor air quality professionals, or set up an appointment with us online.