How to Reduce the Impact of Air Quality Irritants Posted May 19, 2016 Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality With spring fast approaching, that means that allergies are lurking close next after 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, US Air Heating and Cooling has some tools that can keep you comfortable this spring season by improving your indoor air quality: High efficiency air filters To gain 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 frilled and folded like an accordion. These filters allow for higher efficiency and higher MERV ratings, which make them able to eliminate the smallest particles of dirt while even neutralizing odors. Humidifiers and dehumidifiers Having too much humidity and having too little humidity in your home can both be problematic. To steer clear of mold collection or respiratory trouble, US Air Heating and Cooling offers whole-home humidity solutions that are the best key to any indoor air quality issues. One-inch air filters Thinner filters should be replaced every few months, depending on pets, the outdoor environment in Rock Hill or the number of people residing in your home. When your filter is dirty and isn’t replaced often, it works harder 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 difficulties for many people in your family. Ultraviolet lights kill the DNA in mold, fungi, microbes and spores inside the coils of your system, repressing them from entering the air in your home. Electrostatic air filters These filters produce a durable static charge as air passes through them, gathering tiny particles that would otherwise be let through with disposable filters. Electrostatic filters are washable, but while they don’t need replacement, they require cleaning just as regularly. 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 resist germs and bacteria, airborne particles and chemical odors, among other indoor pollutants. US Air Heating and Cooling 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 803-220-0761 to speak with one of our indoor air quality professionals.