How to Reduce the Impact of Air Quality Irritants Posted May 19, 2016 Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality With spring just around the corner, that means that allergies are trailing close behind them. What do you do when you keep away from the outdoor pollen but find yourself fighting with indoor allergens at the same time? Well, MPC Heating & Cooling has some tricks that can keep you comfy this spring season by bettering 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 pleated 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 diffusing odors. Humidifiers and dehumidifiers Having too much humidity and having too little humidity in your home can both be problematic. To steer clear of mold collection or respiratory problems, MPC Heating & Cooling offers whole-home humidity systems that are the best answer to any indoor air quality issues. One-inch air filters Smaller filters should be changed every couple of months, based on pets, the outdoor environment in Chadron or the number of people staying in your home. When your filter is unclean and isn’t swapped out often, it works more than it needs to and can cause poor air quality. Germicidal Lights Mold and bacteria develop quite easily in cutting-edge, energy efficient homes. When these allergens blend with our breathing air, they can produce health and allergy problems for many folks in your family. Ultraviolet lights destroy the DNA in mold, fungi, microbes and spores inside the coils of your system, withholding them from entering the air in your home. Electrostatic air filters These filters generate a strong static charge as air goes through them, gathering tiny particles that would otherwise be let through with disposable 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 top efficiency carbon filter to resist germs and microorganisms, airborne particles and chemical odors, as well as other indoor pollutants. MPC Heating & Cooling is here to ensure that your spring indoor air quality is the finest that it can be. If you have any uncertainties about what option is best for you this spring, give us a call at 308-832-4321 to chat with one of our indoor air quality experts.