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 following close behind them. What do you do when you try to evade the open-air pollen but find yourself fighting 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 types 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 tiniest particles of dirt while even offsetting odors. Humidifiers and dehumidifiers Having too much humidity and having not enough humidity in your home can both be tricky. To avoid mold collection or respiratory problems, Jett's Heating & Air Inc. offers whole-home humidity solutions that are the best key to any indoor air quality issues. One-inch air filters Thinner filters should be replaced every so often, depending on pets, the outside environment in Crystal Lake or the number of people residing in your home. When your filter is dirty and isn’t changed often, it works tougher than it needs to and can cause poor air quality. Germicidal Lights Mold and bacteria spread quite easily in cutting-edge, energy efficient homes. When these allergens mix with our breathing air, they can cause health and allergy problems for many members of your family. Ultraviolet lights extinguish the DNA in mold, fungi, germs and spores within the coils of your system, withholding them from coming into 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 permitted 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 top 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 selection is best for you this spring, give us a call at 815-459-4700 to talk with one of our indoor air quality experts, or schedule an appointment with us online.