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 trailing close next after them. What do you do when you try to evade the open-air pollen but find yourself struggling with interior allergens at the same time? Well, D & D Heating & AC has some tips that can keep you comfortable this spring season by improving your indoor air quality: High efficiency air filters To receive a bigger 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 gathered and folded like an accordion. These filters allow for higher efficiency and better MERV ratings, which make them able to remove the smallest particles of dirt while even offsetting odors. Humidifiers and dehumidifiers Having a lot of humidity and having not enough humidity in your home can both be problematic. To avoid mold build-up or respiratory issues, D & D Heating & AC 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 external environment in Brighton or the number of people staying in your home. When your filter is grimy and isn’t replaced often, it works more than it needs to and can create poor air quality. Germicidal Lights Mold and bacteria spread quite effortlessly in contemporary, energy efficient homes. When these allergens blend with our breathing air, they can cause health and allergy problems for many members of your family. Ultraviolet lights kill the DNA in mold, fungi, microbes and spores inside the coils of your system, keeping them from moving through the air in your home. Electrostatic air filters These filters generate a strong static charge as air travels through them, gathering 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 regularly. Whole home solution The PureAir Air Purification System is a whole-home cooling solution that uses photocatalytic oxidation and a high efficiency carbon filter to reduce germs and microbes, airborne particles and chemical odors, as well as other indoor pollutants. D & D Heating & AC is here to guarantee that your spring indoor air quality is the finest that it can be. If you have any questions about what selection is best for you this spring, give us a call at 720-316-1401 to talk with one of our indoor air quality professionals.