How to Reduce the Impact of Air Quality Irritants Posted May 19, 2016 Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality With spring fast approaching, that means that allergies are following close behind them. What do you do when you avoid the outdoor pollen but find yourself struggling with inside allergens at the same time? Well, Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning has some tools that can keep you comfy this spring season by improving your indoor air quality: High efficiency air filters To gain a greater surface area and smaller 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 get rid of the littlest particles of dirt while even offsetting odors. Humidifiers and dehumidifiers Having excessive humidity and having not enough humidity in your home can both be tricky. To escape mold accumulation or respiratory problems, Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning offers whole-home humidity products that are the perfect solution to any indoor air quality issues. One-inch air filters Smaller filters should be swapped out every couple of months, contingent on pets, the external environment in Bossier City or the number of people living in your home. When your filter is grimy and isn’t changed often, it works harder than it needs to and can create poor air quality. Germicidal Lights Mold and bacteria spread quite easily in modern, energy efficient homes. When these allergens blend with our breathing air, they can produce 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, keeping them from moving through 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 permitted 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 system that uses photocatalytic oxidation and a high efficiency carbon filter to resist germs and microbes, airborne particles and chemical odors, amidst other indoor pollutants. Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning is here to guarantee that your spring indoor air quality is the finest that it can be. If you have any uncertainties about what option is best for you this spring, give us a call at 800-COOLING to talk with one of our indoor air quality professionals.