How to Reduce the Impact of Air Quality Irritants 05/19/2016 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 outdoor pollen but find yourself grappling with interior allergens at the same time? Well, Craig's Heating & Cooling has some tricks that can keep you comfortable this spring season by bettering your indoor air quality: High efficiency air filters To obtain a greater 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 admit 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 a lot of humidity and having not enough humidity in your home can both be problematic. To escape mold build-up or respiratory trouble, Craig's Heating & Cooling offers whole-home humidity systems that are the perfect key to any indoor air quality issues. One-inch air filters Little filters should be changed every few months, based on pets, the outdoor environment in Bountiful 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 grow quite rapidly in modern, energy efficient homes. When these allergens combine with our breathing air, they can produce health and allergy difficulties for many people in your family. Ultraviolet lights extinguish the DNA in mold, fungi, bacteria and spores in the coils of your system, withholding them from moving through the air in your home. Electrostatic air filters These filters produce a strong static charge as air goes through them, gathering tiny particles that would otherwise be permitted through with replaceable filters. Electrostatic filters are washable, but while they don’t need replacement, they require cleaning just as regularly. Whole home solution The PureAir Air Purification System is a whole-home cooling solution that uses photocatalytic oxidation and a high-level efficiency carbon filter to resist germs and microorganisms, airborne particles and chemical odors, among other indoor pollutants. Craig's Heating & Cooling is here to ensure that your spring indoor air quality is the greatest that it can be. If you have any questions about what choice is best for you this spring, give us a call at 801-295-3357 to talk with one of our indoor air quality professionals, or schedule an appointment with us online.