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 lurking close behind them. What do you do when you avoid the open-air pollen but find yourself fighting with inside allergens at the same time? Well, Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning has some tools that can keep you comfortable 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 gathered 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 too much humidity and having not enough humidity in your home can both be problematic. To escape mold build-up 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 few months, depending on pets, the external environment in Bossier City or the number of people residing in your home. When your filter is grimy and isn’t replaced often, it works harder than it needs to and can create poor air quality. Germicidal Lights Mold and bacteria spread quite rapidly 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 within the coils of your system, keeping them from entering the air in your home. Electrostatic air filters These filters generate a resilient static charge as air travels through them, collecting 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 frequently. 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 best 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 speak with one of our indoor air quality specialists.