How to Reduce the Impact of Air Quality Irritants 05/19/2016 Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality With spring just around the corner, that means that allergies are lurking close after them. What do you do when you try to evade the outdoor pollen but find yourself grappling with indoor allergens at the same time? Well, Air Max HVAC Inc has some tools that can keep you cozy this spring season by bettering your indoor air quality: High efficiency air filters To receive a large surface area and smaller 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 admit higher efficiency and upper MERV ratings, which make them able to remove the smallest particles of dirt while even neutralizing odors. Humidifiers and dehumidifiers Having too much humidity and having insufficient humidity in your home can both be tricky. To avoid mold build-up or respiratory trouble, Air Max HVAC Inc offers whole-home humidity solutions that are the best answer to any indoor air quality issues. One-inch air filters Smaller filters should be replaced every few months, based on pets, the outside environment in Thousand Oaks or the number of people living in your home. When your filter is unclean and isn’t swapped out often, it works harder than it needs to and can cause poor air quality. Germicidal Lights Mold and bacteria develop quite effortlessly in contemporary, energy efficient homes. When these allergens mix with our breathing air, they can cause health and allergy difficulties for many people in your family. Ultraviolet lights extinguish the DNA in mold, fungi, microbes and spores within the coils of your system, withholding them from entering the air in your home. Electrostatic air filters These filters generate a durable static charge as air passes 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 require cleaning just as regularly. Whole home solution The PureAir Air Purification System is a whole-home cooling system that uses photocatalytic oxidation and a top efficiency carbon filter to resist germs and microbes, airborne particles and chemical odors, among other indoor pollutants. Air Max HVAC Inc is here to make sure that your spring indoor air quality is the best that it can be. If you have any questions about what choice is best for you this spring, give us a call at 805-217-8662 to chat with one of our indoor air quality professionals, or arrange an appointment with us online.