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 after them. What do you do when you keep away from the outside pollen but find yourself struggling with inside allergens at the same time? Well, Air Alliance Team has some tips that can keep you comfortable this spring season by improving your indoor air quality: High efficiency air filters To receive a large 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 frilled and folded like an accordion. These filters allow for higher efficiency and better MERV ratings, which make them able to eliminate the littlest particles of dirt while even offsetting odors. Humidifiers and dehumidifiers Having a lot of humidity and having too little humidity in your home can both be tricky. To escape mold collection or respiratory issues, Air Alliance Team offers whole-home humidity solutions that are the perfect solution to any indoor air quality issues. One-inch air filters Thinner filters should be changed every couple of months, contingent on pets, the outdoor environment in Saint Charles or the number of people residing in your home. When your filter is unclean and isn’t changed often, it works tougher than it needs to and can create poor air quality. Germicidal Lights Mold and bacteria develop quite rapidly in modern, energy efficient homes. When these allergens mix with our breathing air, they can generate health and allergy problems for many members of your family. Ultraviolet lights kill the DNA in mold, fungi, germs and spores in the coils of your system, repressing them from coming into the air in your home. Electrostatic air filters These filters produce a resilient 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 need cleaning just as often. Whole home solution The PureAir Air Purification System is a whole-home cooling system that uses photocatalytic oxidation and a high efficiency carbon filter to resist germs and microbes, airborne particles and chemical odors, as well as other indoor pollutants. Air Alliance Team 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 636-229-1544 to speak with one of our indoor air quality experts.