How to Reduce the Impact of Air Quality Irritants Posted May 19, 2016 Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality With spring fast approaching, that means that allergies are lurking close next after them. What do you do when you avoid the open-air pollen but find yourself struggling with indoor allergens at the same time? Well, Air-Right Energy Design, Inc. has some tips that can keep you comfortable this spring season by bettering your indoor air quality: High efficiency air filters To obtain a greater surface area and smaller 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 admit higher efficiency and better 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 tricky. To avoid mold collection or respiratory trouble, Air-Right Energy Design, Inc. offers whole-home humidity systems that are the ideal answer to any indoor air quality issues. One-inch air filters Smaller filters should be changed every so often, depending on pets, the outside environment in Manassas or the number of people living in your home. When your filter is grimy and isn’t changed often, it works harder than it needs to and can create poor air quality. Germicidal Lights Mold and bacteria grow quite rapidly in contemporary, energy efficient homes. When these allergens blend with our breathing air, they can generate health and allergy difficulties for many people in your family. Ultraviolet lights kill the DNA in mold, fungi, germs and spores inside the coils of your system, keeping them from entering the air in your home. Electrostatic air filters These filters create a resilient static charge as air passes through them, accumulating tiny particles that would otherwise be permitted through with replaceable filters. Electrostatic filters are washable, but while they don’t need replacement, they demand cleaning just as regularly. Whole home solution The PureAir Air Purification System is a whole-home cooling system that uses photocatalytic oxidation and a high-level efficiency carbon filter to reduce germs and microbes, airborne particles and chemical odors, as well as other indoor pollutants. Air-Right Energy Design, Inc. is here to guarantee that your spring indoor air quality is the finest that it can be. If you have any questions about what option is best for you this spring, give us a call at 703-260-1148 to speak with one of our indoor air quality professionals.