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 following close after them. What do you do when you avoid the open-air pollen but find yourself struggling with interior allergens at the same time? Well, True Home Heating and Air Conditioning has some tricks that can keep you comfortable this spring season by improving your indoor air quality: High efficiency air filters To gain a bigger surface area and reduced 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 allocate higher efficiency and higher 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 difficult. To escape mold collection or respiratory problems, True Home Heating and Air Conditioning offers whole-home humidity systems that are the perfect key to any indoor air quality issues. One-inch air filters Thinner filters should be swapped out every so often, depending on pets, the external environment in Irvine or the number of people living in your home. When your filter is dirty and isn’t swapped out often, it works tougher than it needs to and can produce 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 produce health and allergy problems for many members of your family. Ultraviolet lights kill the DNA in mold, fungi, germs and spores inside the coils of your system, keeping them from moving through the air in your home. Electrostatic air filters These filters produce a strong static charge as air passes through them, gathering tiny particles that would otherwise be allowed 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 answer that uses photocatalytic oxidation and a high efficiency carbon filter to resist germs and bacteria, airborne particles and chemical odors, amidst other indoor pollutants. True Home Heating and Air Conditioning is here to guarantee 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 949-258-7259 to talk with one of our indoor air quality experts.