How to Reduce the Impact of Air Quality Irritants Posted May 19, 2016 Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality With spring just around the corner, that means that allergies are trailing close next after them. What do you do when you try to evade the outside pollen but find yourself struggling with interior allergens at the same time? Well, Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning has some tools that can keep you comfy this spring season by improving your indoor air quality: High efficiency air filters To receive a greater surface area and lower resistance to air flow in your air conditioning filter, there are some models of filters that are four to five inches wide which are pleated and folded like an accordion. These filters admit higher efficiency and higher MERV ratings, which make them able to get rid of the tiniest particles of dirt while even neutralizing odors. Humidifiers and dehumidifiers Having a lot of humidity and having insufficient humidity in your home can both be problematic. To steer clear of mold build-up or respiratory issues, Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning offers whole-home humidity systems that are the best answer to any indoor air quality issues. One-inch air filters Smaller filters should be changed every couple of months, contingent on pets, the outside environment in West Valley City or the number of people residing in your home. When your filter is dirty and isn’t changed often, it works more than it needs to and can produce poor air quality. Germicidal Lights Mold and bacteria spread quite effortlessly in modern, 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, germs 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 strong static charge as air goes 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 need cleaning just as regularly. Whole home solution The PureAir Air Purification System is a whole-home cooling solution that uses photocatalytic oxidation and a top efficiency carbon filter to resist germs and microbes, airborne particles and chemical odors, amidst other indoor pollutants. Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning is here to make sure that your spring indoor air quality is the greatest that it can be. If you have any uncertainties about what option is best for you this spring, give us a call at 801-305-4777 to chat with one of our indoor air quality professionals.