How to Reduce the Impact of Air Quality Irritants

May 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 outdoor pollen but find yourself fighting with inside allergens at the same time? Well, Assured Appliance and Heating & Air has some tips that can keep you comfy this spring season by improving your indoor air quality:

High efficiency air filters

To obtain a bigger 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 frilled and folded like an accordion. These filters admit 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 too much humidity and having too little humidity in your home can both be problematic. To avoid mold collection or respiratory trouble, Assured Appliance and Heating & Air 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 few months, based on pets, the outdoor environment in Genoa or the number of people residing in your home. When your filter is unclean and isn’t replaced often, it works more than it needs to and can produce poor air quality.

Germicidal Lights

Mold and bacteria grow quite effortlessly in modern, energy efficient homes. When these allergens combine with our breathing air, they can cause health and allergy issues for many people in your family. Ultraviolet lights destroy the DNA in mold, fungi, microbes and spores within the coils of your system, keeping them from entering the air in your home.

Electrostatic air filters

These filters generate a durable static charge as air goes through them, accumulating tiny particles that would otherwise be let 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 solution that uses photocatalytic oxidation and a top efficiency carbon filter to combat germs and bacteria, airborne particles and chemical odors, among other indoor pollutants.

Assured Appliance and Heating & Air is here to guarantee that your spring indoor air quality is the greatest that it can be. If you have any uncertainties about what selection is best for you this spring, give us a call at 847-306-8990 to speak with one of our indoor air quality professionals.