How to Reduce the Impact of Air Quality Irritants 05/19/2016 Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality With spring fast approaching, that means that allergies are trailing close after them. What do you do when you try to evade the open-air pollen but find yourself grappling with inside allergens at the same time? Well, Street Heating & Sheet Metal Inc has some tools that can keep you comfortable this spring season by enhancing your indoor air quality: High efficiency air filters To receive a bigger surface area and smaller resistance to air flow in your air conditioning filter, there are some models of filters that are four to five inches wide which are pleated and folded like an accordion. These filters allow for higher efficiency and higher MERV ratings, which make them able to eliminate the smallest particles of dirt while even neutralizing odors. Humidifiers and dehumidifiers Having excessive humidity and having too little humidity in your home can both be problematic. To escape mold collection or respiratory trouble, Street Heating & Sheet Metal Inc offers whole-home humidity products that are the perfect solution to any indoor air quality issues. One-inch air filters Little filters should be swapped out every couple of months, contingent on pets, the outdoor environment in Rapid City or the number of people staying in your home. When your filter is dirty and isn’t swapped out often, it works harder than it needs to and can cause poor air quality. Germicidal Lights Mold and bacteria grow quite effortlessly in cutting-edge, energy efficient homes. When these allergens blend with our breathing air, they can generate health and allergy problems for many folks in your family. Ultraviolet lights extinguish the DNA in mold, fungi, bacteria and spores in the coils of your system, withholding them from entering the air in your home. Electrostatic air filters These filters create a strong static charge as air passes through them, accumulating tiny particles that would otherwise be allowed through with replaceable filters. Electrostatic filters are washable, but while they don’t need replacement, they demand 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 bacteria, airborne particles and chemical odors, as well as other indoor pollutants. Street Heating & Sheet Metal Inc is here to make sure that your spring indoor air quality is the greatest that it can be. If you have any questions about what option is best for you this spring, give us a call at 605-342-5107 to chat with one of our indoor air quality experts, or schedule an appointment with us online.