How to Reduce the Impact of Air Quality Irritants Posted May 19, 2016 Air Quality Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality With spring fast approaching, that means that allergies are following close after them. What do you do when you avoid the outdoor pollen but find yourself struggling with inside allergens at the same time? Well, True Heating & Cooling has some tips that can keep you comfortable this spring season by improving your indoor air quality: High efficiency air filters To obtain a greater 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 pleated and folded like an accordion. These filters allocate higher efficiency and upper MERV ratings, which make them able to eliminate the tiniest particles of dirt while even offsetting odors. Humidifiers and dehumidifiers Having a lot of humidity and having insufficient humidity in your home can both be problematic. To avoid mold accumulation or respiratory trouble, True Heating & Cooling offers whole-home humidity solutions that are the ideal solution to any indoor air quality issues. One-inch air filters Thinner filters should be swapped out every so often, depending on pets, the outside environment in Westminster or the number of people residing in your home. When your filter is dirty and isn’t changed often, it works harder than it needs to and can create poor air quality. Germicidal Lights Mold and bacteria develop quite easily in modern, energy efficient homes. When these allergens mix with our breathing air, they can cause health and allergy issues for many members of your family. Ultraviolet lights destroy the DNA in mold, fungi, bacteria and spores within the coils of your system, withholding them from moving through the air in your home. Electrostatic air filters These filters create a durable static charge as air passes through them, gathering 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 solution that uses photocatalytic oxidation and a high-level efficiency carbon filter to reduce germs and bacteria, airborne particles and chemical odors, amidst other indoor pollutants. True Heating & Cooling is here to ensure that your spring indoor air quality is the finest that it can be. If you have any questions about what choice is best for you this spring, give us a call at 720-316-1898 to speak with one of our indoor air quality specialists.