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 following close next after them. What do you do when you avoid the outdoor pollen but find yourself grappling with interior allergens at the same time? Well, Jack's Refrigeration Heating and Cooling has some tips that can keep you cozy this spring season by bettering your indoor air quality: High efficiency air filters To gain 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 pleated and folded like an accordion. These filters allow for higher efficiency and better MERV ratings, which make them able to eliminate the smallest particles of dirt while even diffusing odors. Humidifiers and dehumidifiers Having excessive humidity and having too little humidity in your home can both be difficult. To escape mold accumulation or respiratory trouble, Jack's Refrigeration Heating and Cooling offers whole-home humidity solutions that are the best key to any indoor air quality issues. One-inch air filters Smaller filters should be replaced every couple of months, depending on pets, the outdoor environment in Alliance or the number of people residing in your home. When your filter is dirty 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 contemporary, energy efficient homes. When these allergens blend with our breathing air, they can cause health and allergy problems for many members of your family. Ultraviolet lights kill the DNA in mold, fungi, microbes and spores in the coils of your system, repressing them from entering the air in your home. Electrostatic air filters These filters generate a resilient static charge as air goes through them, collecting tiny particles that would otherwise be let through with disposable 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 top efficiency carbon filter to reduce germs and microorganisms, airborne particles and chemical odors, amidst other indoor pollutants. Jack's Refrigeration Heating and Cooling is here to ensure that your spring indoor air quality is the best that it can be. If you have any inquiries about what selection is best for you this spring, give us a call at 308-646-3827 to talk with one of our indoor air quality specialists.