How to Reduce the Impact of Air Quality Irritants

May 19, 2016

Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

With spring fast approaching, that means that allergies are trailing close behind them. What do you do when you keep away from the outside pollen but find yourself fighting with indoor allergens at the same time? Well, Home Comfort Heating & Air has some tips that can keep you cozy this spring season by enhancing your indoor air quality:

High efficiency air filters

To gain a large 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 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 diffusing odors.

Humidifiers and dehumidifiers

Having a lot of humidity and having too little humidity in your home can both be difficult. To escape mold collection or respiratory problems, Home Comfort Heating & Air offers whole-home humidity products that are the ideal key to any indoor air quality issues.

One-inch air filters

Smaller filters should be changed every few months, based on pets, the outside environment in Elk River or the number of people living in your home. When your filter is dirty and isn’t swapped out often, it works more than it needs to and can produce poor air quality.

Germicidal Lights

Mold and bacteria spread quite easily in contemporary, energy efficient homes. When these allergens blend with our breathing air, they can generate 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, keeping them from coming into the air in your home.

Electrostatic air filters

These filters generate a durable static charge as air passes through them, accumulating tiny particles that would otherwise be permitted through with replaceable filters. Electrostatic filters are washable, but while they don’t need replacement, they need cleaning just as frequently.

Whole home solution

The PureAir Air Purification System is a whole-home cooling solution that uses photocatalytic oxidation and a high-level efficiency carbon filter to combat germs and microbes, airborne particles and chemical odors, among other indoor pollutants.

Home Comfort Heating & Air 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 763-276-0617 to talk with one of our indoor air quality specialists.