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 trailing close next after them. What do you do when you try to evade the open-air pollen but find yourself fighting with indoor allergens at the same time? Well, B & G HVAC has some tricks that can keep you comfy this spring season by enhancing your indoor air quality: High efficiency air filters To obtain a large surface area and reduced resistance to air flow in your air conditioning filter, there are some types of filters that are four to five inches wide which are frilled and folded like an accordion. These filters allow for higher efficiency and better MERV ratings, which make them able to get rid of the littlest particles of dirt while even offsetting odors. Humidifiers and dehumidifiers Having a lot of humidity and having insufficient humidity in your home can both be tricky. To escape mold collection or respiratory problems, B & G HVAC offers whole-home humidity solutions that are the best key to any indoor air quality issues. One-inch air filters Thinner filters should be changed every few months, based on pets, the outdoor environment in Marshalltown or the number of people living in your home. When your filter is grimy and isn’t replaced often, it works harder than it needs to and can produce poor air quality. Germicidal Lights Mold and bacteria grow quite easily in modern, energy efficient homes. When these allergens combine with our breathing air, they can generate health and allergy difficulties 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 strong static charge as air passes through them, collecting tiny particles that would otherwise be let through with expendable filters. Electrostatic filters are washable, but while they don’t need replacement, they demand cleaning just as often. Whole home solution The PureAir Air Purification System is a whole-home cooling system that uses photocatalytic oxidation and a high-level efficiency carbon filter to reduce germs and microorganisms, airborne particles and chemical odors, among other indoor pollutants. B & G HVAC is here to make sure that your spring indoor air quality is the best that it can be. If you have any inquiries about what option is best for you this spring, give us a call at 641-752-3429 to talk with one of our indoor air quality specialists, or set up an appointment with us online.