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 next after them. What do you do when you try to evade the open-air pollen but find yourself struggling with inside allergens at the same time? Well, Controlled Comfort HVAC 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 greater surface area and reduced 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 allocate 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 a lot of humidity and having insufficient humidity in your home can both be problematic. To escape mold collection or respiratory trouble, Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc offers whole-home humidity products that are the perfect answer to any indoor air quality issues. One-inch air filters Little filters should be replaced every so often, depending on pets, the outdoor environment in Carpentersville or the number of people residing in your home. When your filter is unclean and isn’t changed often, it works tougher than it needs to and can cause poor air quality. Germicidal Lights Mold and bacteria grow quite easily in modern, energy efficient homes. When these allergens mix with our breathing air, they can generate health and allergy problems for many folks in your family. Ultraviolet lights kill the DNA in mold, fungi, bacteria and spores inside the coils of your system, repressing them from coming into the air in your home. Electrostatic air filters These filters create a resilient static charge as air travels through them, gathering tiny particles that would otherwise be allowed through with replaceable filters. Electrostatic filters are washable, but while they don’t need replacement, they need cleaning just as regularly. 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 resist germs and bacteria, airborne particles and chemical odors, amidst other indoor pollutants. Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc is here to ensure that your spring indoor air quality is the best that it can be. If you have any questions about what option is best for you this spring, give us a call at 224-699-9229 to chat with one of our indoor air quality professionals, or set up an appointment with us online.