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 trailing close behind them. What do you do when you try to evade the outdoor pollen but find yourself grappling with inside allergens at the same time? Well, Street Heating and Cooling has some tricks that can keep you comfortable this spring season by improving 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 gathered and folded like an accordion. These filters allow for higher efficiency and higher MERV ratings, which make them able to remove the tiniest particles of dirt while even diffusing odors. Humidifiers and dehumidifiers Having too much humidity and having too little humidity in your home can both be problematic. To escape mold collection or respiratory trouble, Street Heating and Cooling offers whole-home humidity products that are the perfect answer to any indoor air quality issues. One-inch air filters Little filters should be swapped out every few months, depending on pets, the outdoor environment in Rapid City or the number of people staying in your home. When your filter is unclean and isn’t swapped out often, it works more than it needs to and can produce 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 issues for many folks in your family. Ultraviolet lights destroy the DNA in mold, fungi, germs and spores in the coils of your system, keeping them from moving through the air in your home. Electrostatic air filters These filters create a strong static charge as air goes through them, accumulating tiny particles that would otherwise be allowed through with expendable 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 reduce germs and bacteria, airborne particles and chemical odors, as well as other indoor pollutants. Street Heating and Cooling 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 605-206-3915 to chat with one of our indoor air quality experts.