How to Reduce the Impact of Air Quality Irritants 05/19/2016 Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality With spring just around the corner, that means that allergies are lurking close after them. What do you do when you avoid the open-air pollen but find yourself fighting with indoor allergens at the same time? Well, Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning has some tricks that can keep you cozy this spring season by enhancing 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 kinds 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 remove the tiniest particles of dirt while even neutralizing odors. Humidifiers and dehumidifiers Having a lot of humidity and having too little humidity in your home can both be difficult. To steer clear of mold accumulation or respiratory problems, Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning offers whole-home humidity solutions that are the perfect key to any indoor air quality issues. One-inch air filters Little filters should be changed every couple of months, contingent on pets, the outdoor environment in Colfax or the number of people living in your home. When your filter is unclean and isn’t swapped out often, it works harder than it needs to and can create poor air quality. Germicidal Lights Mold and bacteria grow quite rapidly in modern, energy efficient homes. When these allergens mix with our breathing air, they can produce health and allergy problems for many people in your family. Ultraviolet lights destroy the DNA in mold, fungi, bacteria and spores within the coils of your system, repressing them from entering the air in your home. Electrostatic air filters These filters create a durable static charge as air goes through them, collecting tiny particles that would otherwise be permitted 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 system that uses photocatalytic oxidation and a high-level efficiency carbon filter to combat germs and microbes, airborne particles and chemical odors, amidst other indoor pollutants. Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning 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 509-397-3622 to speak with one of our indoor air quality professionals, or schedule an appointment with us online.