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 following close next after them. What do you do when you try to evade the outside pollen but find yourself grappling with indoor allergens at the same time? Well, Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning has some tools that can keep you cozy this spring season by bettering 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 kinds of filters that are four to five inches wide which are gathered and folded like an accordion. These filters admit higher efficiency and better MERV ratings, which make them able to remove the smallest particles of dirt while even offsetting odors. Humidifiers and dehumidifiers Having excessive humidity and having not enough humidity in your home can both be difficult. To escape mold build-up or respiratory problems, Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning offers whole-home humidity systems that are the perfect answer to any indoor air quality issues. One-inch air filters Thinner filters should be changed every few months, based on pets, the outside environment in Buellton or the number of people residing in your home. When your filter is dirty and isn’t replaced often, it works more than it needs to and can create poor air quality. Germicidal Lights Mold and bacteria develop quite rapidly in contemporary, energy efficient homes. When these allergens blend with our breathing air, they can cause health and allergy issues for many folks in your family. Ultraviolet lights kill the DNA in mold, fungi, germs and spores in the coils of your system, repressing them from entering 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 permitted through with expendable 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 efficiency carbon filter to combat germs and bacteria, airborne particles and chemical odors, as well as other indoor pollutants. Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning is here to make sure that your spring indoor air quality is the greatest that it can be. If you have any uncertainties about what choice is best for you this spring, give us a call at 805-242-9638 to chat with one of our indoor air quality specialists.