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 next after them. What do you do when you avoid the outdoor pollen but find yourself grappling with inside allergens at the same time? Well, Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing has some tips that can keep you cozy this spring season by improving your indoor air quality: High efficiency air filters To receive a greater surface area and reduced resistance to air flow in your air conditioning filter, there are some kinds of filters that are four to five inches wide which are gathered and folded like an accordion. These filters allow for higher efficiency and higher MERV ratings, which make them able to eliminate the smallest particles of dirt while even diffusing odors. Humidifiers and dehumidifiers Having a lot of humidity and having not enough humidity in your home can both be difficult. To avoid mold build-up or respiratory problems, Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing offers whole-home humidity systems that are the ideal key to any indoor air quality issues. One-inch air filters Thinner filters should be swapped out every few months, based on pets, the outdoor environment in Bakersfield or the number of people living 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 contemporary, energy efficient homes. When these allergens combine 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, germs and spores within the coils of your system, keeping them from moving through the air in your home. Electrostatic air filters These filters generate 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 demand 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 efficiency carbon filter to resist germs and bacteria, airborne particles and chemical odors, amidst other indoor pollutants. Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing is here to make sure 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 661-437-3499 to speak with one of our indoor air quality experts.