How to Reduce the Impact of Air Quality Irritants Posted May 19, 2016 Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality With spring imminent, 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 indoor allergens at the same time? Well, Wallpe Heating & Cooling has some tips that can keep you comfy this spring season by improving your indoor air quality: High efficiency air filters To obtain a large surface area and reduced resistance to air flow in your air conditioning filter, there are some kinds of filters that are four to five inches wide which are pleated and folded like an accordion. These filters allocate higher efficiency and higher MERV ratings, which make them able to remove the smallest particles of dirt while even offsetting odors. Humidifiers and dehumidifiers Having too much humidity and having insufficient humidity in your home can both be difficult. To avoid mold accumulation or respiratory issues, Wallpe Heating & Cooling offers whole-home humidity products that are the perfect solution to any indoor air quality issues. One-inch air filters Smaller filters should be changed every so often, based on pets, the external environment in Greensburg or the number of people living in your home. When your filter is dirty and isn’t swapped out often, it works harder than it needs to and can produce poor air quality. Germicidal Lights Mold and bacteria develop quite easily in cutting-edge, energy efficient homes. When these allergens mix with our breathing air, they can produce health and allergy problems for many members of your family. Ultraviolet lights extinguish the DNA in mold, fungi, germs and spores in the coils of your system, withholding them from entering the air in your home. Electrostatic air filters These filters create a resilient static charge as air goes through them, accumulating tiny particles that would otherwise be let through with expendable filters. Electrostatic filters are washable, but while they don’t need replacement, they need cleaning just as frequently. Whole home solution The PureAir Air Purification System is a whole-home cooling solution that uses photocatalytic oxidation and a high-level efficiency carbon filter to reduce germs and microorganisms, airborne particles and chemical odors, as well as other indoor pollutants. Wallpe Heating & Cooling is here to make sure that your spring indoor air quality is the greatest that it can be. If you have any inquiries about what choice is best for you this spring, give us a call at 812-663-7252 to talk with one of our indoor air quality specialists.