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 after them. What do you do when you avoid the outdoor pollen but find yourself fighting with indoor allergens at the same time? Well, Brogan Heating & AC Inc has some tricks that can keep you comfortable this spring season by enhancing your indoor air quality: High efficiency air filters To gain a greater surface area and smaller resistance to air flow in your air conditioning filter, there are some models of filters that are four to five inches wide which are frilled and folded like an accordion. These filters allocate higher efficiency and higher MERV ratings, which make them able to remove the tiniest 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 problematic. To avoid mold collection or respiratory problems, Brogan Heating & AC Inc offers whole-home humidity systems that are the best solution to any indoor air quality issues. One-inch air filters Little filters should be changed every few months, based on pets, the outside environment in Rochester or the number of people staying in your home. When your filter is dirty and isn’t changed often, it works harder than it needs to and can cause poor air quality. Germicidal Lights Mold and bacteria spread quite effortlessly in contemporary, energy efficient homes. When these allergens mix with our breathing air, they can produce health and allergy difficulties for many members of your family. Ultraviolet lights destroy the DNA in mold, fungi, microbes and spores within the coils of your system, keeping them from coming into the air in your home. Electrostatic air filters These filters produce a durable static charge as air passes through them, gathering tiny particles that would otherwise be let through with disposable filters. Electrostatic filters are washable, but while they don’t need replacement, they demand cleaning just as regularly. Whole home solution The PureAir Air Purification System is a whole-home cooling solution that uses photocatalytic oxidation and a top efficiency carbon filter to combat germs and bacteria, airborne particles and chemical odors, amidst other indoor pollutants. Brogan Heating & AC Inc is here to make sure that your spring indoor air quality is the finest that it can be. If you have any uncertainties about what selection is best for you this spring, give us a call at 507-218-0088 to chat with one of our indoor air quality professionals.