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 trailing close next after them. What do you do when you avoid the outside pollen but find yourself grappling with inside allergens at the same time? Well, Clean Air HVAC has some tips that can keep you cozy this spring season by enhancing your indoor air quality: High efficiency air filters To gain a bigger surface area and lower resistance to air flow in your air conditioning filter, there are some types of filters that are four to five inches wide which are gathered and folded like an accordion. These filters admit higher efficiency and upper MERV ratings, which make them able to eliminate the smallest particles of dirt while even neutralizing odors. Humidifiers and dehumidifiers Having a lot of humidity and having not enough humidity in your home can both be tricky. To steer clear of mold accumulation or respiratory trouble, Clean Air HVAC offers whole-home humidity solutions that are the best answer to any indoor air quality issues. One-inch air filters Smaller filters should be replaced every so often, depending on pets, the outside environment in Pacheco or the number of people residing in your home. When your filter is unclean and isn’t replaced often, it works more than it needs to and can cause 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 difficulties for many people in your family. Ultraviolet lights kill the DNA in mold, fungi, microbes and spores within the coils of your system, repressing them from moving through the air in your home. Electrostatic air filters These filters generate a strong static charge as air passes through them, gathering tiny particles that would otherwise be permitted through with expendable filters. Electrostatic filters are washable, but while they don’t need replacement, they demand cleaning just as regularly. 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 resist germs and bacteria, airborne particles and chemical odors, among other indoor pollutants. Clean Air HVAC is here to ensure that your spring indoor air quality is the best that it can be. If you have any uncertainties about what option is best for you this spring, give us a call at 925-689-7017 to chat with one of our indoor air quality specialists, or schedule an appointment with us online.