How to Reduce the Impact of Air Quality Irritants 05/19/2016 Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality With spring imminent, that means that allergies are following close next after them. What do you do when you keep away from the outdoor pollen but find yourself struggling with interior allergens at the same time? Well, B & B Heating & Cooling has some tools that can keep you comfortable this spring season by enhancing your indoor air quality: High efficiency air filters To obtain a bigger surface area and lower resistance to air flow in your air conditioning filter, there are some kinds of filters that are four to five inches wide which are pleated and folded like an accordion. These filters admit 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 excessive humidity and having not enough humidity in your home can both be difficult. To escape mold accumulation or respiratory trouble, B & B Heating & Cooling offers whole-home humidity systems that are the best key to any indoor air quality issues. One-inch air filters Little filters should be replaced every so often, contingent on pets, the outdoor environment in Florissant 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 spread quite rapidly in modern, energy efficient homes. When these allergens mix with our breathing air, they can generate health and allergy problems for many people in your family. Ultraviolet lights destroy the DNA in mold, fungi, bacteria and spores inside the coils of your system, repressing them from moving through the air in your home. Electrostatic air filters These filters generate a resilient static charge as air travels through them, accumulating 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 often. Whole home solution The PureAir Air Purification System is a whole-home cooling answer that uses photocatalytic oxidation and a high efficiency carbon filter to reduce germs and microbes, airborne particles and chemical odors, as well as other indoor pollutants. B & B Heating & Cooling is here to guarantee that your spring indoor air quality is the best that it can be. If you have any questions about what option is best for you this spring, give us a call at 314-838-9800 to talk with one of our indoor air quality experts, or schedule an appointment with us online.