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 after them. What do you do when you keep away from the outdoor pollen but find yourself fighting with interior allergens at the same time? Well, Mitchell Heating has some tips that can keep you comfy this spring season by bettering your indoor air quality: High efficiency air filters To gain a greater surface area and lower 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 allocate higher efficiency and upper MERV ratings, which make them able to get rid of the tiniest particles of dirt while even neutralizing odors. Humidifiers and dehumidifiers Having excessive humidity and having not enough humidity in your home can both be difficult. To avoid mold accumulation or respiratory trouble, Mitchell Heating offers whole-home humidity systems that are the best answer to any indoor air quality issues. One-inch air filters Smaller filters should be changed every couple of months, based on pets, the outdoor environment in Colorado Springs or the number of people residing in your home. When your filter is grimy and isn’t replaced often, it works tougher than it needs to and can cause poor air quality. Germicidal Lights Mold and bacteria spread quite rapidly in cutting-edge, energy efficient homes. When these allergens blend with our breathing air, they can produce health and allergy issues for many folks in your family. Ultraviolet lights extinguish the DNA in mold, fungi, bacteria 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 let through with replaceable filters. Electrostatic filters are washable, but while they don’t need replacement, they require cleaning just as often. Whole home solution The PureAir Air Purification System is a whole-home cooling answer that uses photocatalytic oxidation and a top efficiency carbon filter to combat germs and bacteria, airborne particles and chemical odors, amidst other indoor pollutants. Mitchell Heating is here to guarantee 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 719-422-4236 to chat with one of our indoor air quality experts.