How to Reduce the Impact of Air Quality Irritants 05/19/2016 Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality With spring fast approaching, 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 inside allergens at the same time? Well, Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp. has some tricks that can keep you comfy this spring season by improving your indoor air quality: High efficiency air filters To gain a bigger 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 pleated and folded like an accordion. These filters admit higher efficiency and better MERV ratings, which make them able to eliminate the tiniest particles of dirt while even diffusing odors. Humidifiers and dehumidifiers Having too much humidity and having too little humidity in your home can both be difficult. To avoid mold collection or respiratory problems, Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp. offers whole-home humidity systems that are the perfect answer to any indoor air quality issues. One-inch air filters Smaller filters should be replaced every few months, depending on pets, the external environment in Midlothian or the number of people living in your home. When your filter is dirty and isn’t swapped out often, it works more than it needs to and can create poor air quality. Germicidal Lights Mold and bacteria develop quite effortlessly in cutting-edge, energy efficient homes. When these allergens blend with our breathing air, they can generate health and allergy problems for many members of your family. Ultraviolet lights destroy the DNA in mold, fungi, bacteria and spores within the coils of your system, repressing them from entering the air in your home. Electrostatic air filters These filters produce a durable static charge as air goes through them, collecting 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 often. Whole home solution The PureAir Air Purification System is a whole-home cooling answer 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. Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp. is here to ensure that your spring indoor air quality is the best that it can be. If you have any questions about what selection is best for you this spring, give us a call at 804-379-1155 to chat with one of our indoor air quality specialists, or schedule an appointment with us online.