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 large 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 allow for higher efficiency and better MERV ratings, which make them able to eliminate the tiniest 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 accumulation or respiratory issues, Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning offers whole-home humidity solutions that are the perfect solution to any indoor air quality issues. One-inch air filters Thinner filters should be replaced every few months, based on pets, the outside environment in Buellton or the number of people residing in your home. When your filter is unclean and isn’t replaced often, it works harder 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 blend with our breathing air, they can produce health and allergy issues for many folks in your family. Ultraviolet lights kill the DNA in mold, fungi, bacteria and spores in the coils of your system, repressing them from moving through the air in your home. Electrostatic air filters These filters generate a strong static charge as air goes 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 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 microbes, airborne particles and chemical odors, as well as other indoor pollutants. Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning is here to ensure 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.