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 trailing close behind them. What do you do when you keep away from the open-air pollen but find yourself struggling with indoor allergens at the same time? Well, Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning has some tips that can keep you comfortable this spring season by bettering 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 allocate higher efficiency and upper MERV ratings, which make them able to eliminate the tiniest particles of dirt while even neutralizing odors. Humidifiers and dehumidifiers Having too much humidity and having too little humidity in your home can both be difficult. To escape mold accumulation or respiratory trouble, Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning offers whole-home humidity systems that are the ideal solution to any indoor air quality issues. One-inch air filters Thinner filters should be changed every few months, contingent on pets, the outdoor environment in Bishop or the number of people residing in your home. When your filter is grimy and isn’t changed often, it works more than it needs to and can cause poor air quality. Germicidal Lights Mold and bacteria grow quite rapidly in modern, energy efficient homes. When these allergens blend with our breathing air, they can generate health and allergy problems for many members of your family. Ultraviolet lights destroy the DNA in mold, fungi, germs and spores in the coils of your system, withholding them from coming into the air in your home. Electrostatic air filters These filters produce a resilient static charge as air travels through them, gathering tiny particles that would otherwise be allowed through with disposable filters. Electrostatic filters are washable, but while they don’t need replacement, they require 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-level efficiency carbon filter to combat germs and microorganisms, airborne particles and chemical odors, amidst other indoor pollutants. Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning is here to guarantee that your spring indoor air quality is the finest that it can be. If you have any questions about what option is best for you this spring, give us a call at 760-784-9034 to talk with one of our indoor air quality professionals, or set up an appointment with us online.