How to Reduce the Impact of Air Quality Irritants 05/19/2016 Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality With spring just around the corner, that means that allergies are trailing close next after them. What do you do when you avoid the outdoor pollen but find yourself fighting with interior allergens at the same time? Well, Southern Heating & Cooling Inc. has some tricks that can keep you comfy this spring season by improving your indoor air quality: High efficiency air filters To gain a greater surface area and lower resistance to air flow in your air conditioning filter, there are some models of filters that are four to five inches wide which are gathered and folded like an accordion. These filters allow for higher efficiency and upper 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 not enough humidity in your home can both be tricky. To steer clear of mold collection or respiratory issues, Southern Heating & Cooling Inc. offers whole-home humidity products that are the perfect solution to any indoor air quality issues. One-inch air filters Little filters should be replaced every few months, contingent on pets, the external environment in Scottsboro or the number of people residing in your home. When your filter is dirty and isn’t swapped out often, it works tougher than it needs to and can produce poor air quality. Germicidal Lights Mold and bacteria spread quite rapidly in modern, energy efficient homes. When these allergens blend with our breathing air, they can produce health and allergy issues for many members of your family. Ultraviolet lights destroy the DNA in mold, fungi, germs and spores within the coils of your system, repressing them from moving through the air in your home. Electrostatic air filters These filters create a durable static charge as air travels through them, collecting tiny particles that would otherwise be allowed through with replaceable filters. Electrostatic filters are washable, but while they don’t need replacement, they demand cleaning just as frequently. Whole home solution The PureAir Air Purification System is a whole-home cooling system that uses photocatalytic oxidation and a high-level efficiency carbon filter to reduce germs and microbes, airborne particles and chemical odors, among other indoor pollutants. Southern Heating & Cooling Inc. is here to ensure that your spring indoor air quality is the finest that it can be. If you have any inquiries about what selection is best for you this spring, give us a call at 256-574-1300 to chat with one of our indoor air quality specialists, or set up an appointment with us online.