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 following close behind them. What do you do when you try to evade the outdoor pollen but find yourself struggling with inside allergens at the same time? Well, Jett's Heating & Air Inc. has some tips that can keep you comfortable this spring season by enhancing 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 models of filters that are four to five inches wide which are frilled and folded like an accordion. These filters allocate 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 tricky. To steer clear of mold collection or respiratory issues, Jett's Heating & Air Inc. offers whole-home humidity systems that are the best key to any indoor air quality issues. One-inch air filters Thinner filters should be changed every so often, depending on pets, the outside environment in McHenry or the number of people residing in your home. When your filter is unclean and isn’t replaced often, it works tougher than it needs to and can cause poor air quality. Germicidal Lights Mold and bacteria spread quite rapidly in cutting-edge, energy efficient homes. When these allergens combine with our breathing air, they can cause 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, keeping them from coming into the air in your home. Electrostatic air filters These filters generate a durable static charge as air passes through them, gathering tiny particles that would otherwise be let through with expendable filters. Electrostatic filters are washable, but while they don’t need replacement, they require 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 microorganisms, airborne particles and chemical odors, as well as other indoor pollutants. Jett's Heating & Air Inc. is here to make sure that your spring indoor air quality is the best that it can be. If you have any inquiries about what option is best for you this spring, give us a call at 815-410-1128 to talk with one of our indoor air quality experts.