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 keep away from the open-air pollen but find yourself grappling with indoor allergens at the same time? Well, 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. has some tips that can keep you comfortable this spring season by bettering 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 upper MERV ratings, which make them able to eliminate the tiniest particles of dirt while even neutralizing odors. Humidifiers and dehumidifiers Having too much humidity and having too little humidity in your home can both be problematic. To escape mold accumulation or respiratory trouble, 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. offers whole-home humidity solutions that are the best solution to any indoor air quality issues. One-inch air filters Smaller filters should be changed every couple of months, based on pets, the outside environment in Lake Forest or the number of people staying in your home. When your filter is unclean and isn’t changed often, it works tougher than it needs to and can produce poor air quality. Germicidal Lights Mold and bacteria develop quite rapidly in modern, energy efficient homes. When these allergens blend with our breathing air, they can produce health and allergy issues for many folks in your family. Ultraviolet lights extinguish the DNA in mold, fungi, microbes and spores in the coils of your system, repressing them from entering the air in your home. Electrostatic air filters These filters create a strong static charge as air goes through them, gathering tiny particles that would otherwise be allowed through with disposable filters. Electrostatic filters are washable, but while they don’t need replacement, they require cleaning just as frequently. 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 reduce germs and microbes, airborne particles and chemical odors, amidst other indoor pollutants. 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. is here to ensure that your spring indoor air quality is the finest that it can be. If you have any questions about what selection is best for you this spring, give us a call at 949-204-0859 to speak with one of our indoor air quality professionals.