How to Reduce the Impact of Air Quality Irritants Posted May 19, 2016 Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality With spring imminent, that means that allergies are trailing close behind 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, Brandon Heating and Plumbing has some tips that can keep you comfortable this spring season by improving your indoor air quality: High efficiency air filters To obtain a bigger surface area and reduced 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 allocate higher efficiency and higher MERV ratings, which make them able to get rid of the littlest particles of dirt while even offsetting odors. Humidifiers and dehumidifiers Having excessive humidity and having insufficient humidity in your home can both be tricky. To avoid mold build-up or respiratory problems, Brandon Heating and Plumbing offers whole-home humidity solutions that are the best answer to any indoor air quality issues. One-inch air filters Smaller filters should be replaced every couple of months, based on pets, the outside environment in Brandon or the number of people staying in your home. When your filter is grimy and isn’t swapped out often, it works harder than it needs to and can create poor air quality. Germicidal Lights Mold and bacteria spread quite easily in modern, energy efficient homes. When these allergens combine with our breathing air, they can produce health and allergy difficulties for many people in your family. Ultraviolet lights kill the DNA in mold, fungi, bacteria and spores within the coils of your system, withholding them from coming into the air in your home. Electrostatic air filters These filters create a resilient static charge as air travels through them, collecting tiny particles that would otherwise be let through with replaceable filters. Electrostatic filters are washable, but while they don’t need replacement, they demand 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 resist germs and microorganisms, airborne particles and chemical odors, amidst other indoor pollutants. Brandon Heating and Plumbing is here to make sure that your spring indoor air quality is the greatest that it can be. If you have any inquiries about what option is best for you this spring, give us a call at 204-728-0180 to talk with one of our indoor air quality experts.