How to Reduce the Impact of Air Quality Irritants 05/19/2016 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 outdoor pollen but find yourself struggling with interior allergens at the same time? Well, Central Air Inc has some tools that can keep you comfy this spring season by bettering your indoor air quality: High efficiency air filters To gain a bigger surface area and reduced 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 get rid of the tiniest particles of dirt while even neutralizing odors. Humidifiers and dehumidifiers Having too much humidity and having not enough humidity in your home can both be tricky. To steer clear of mold build-up or respiratory problems, Central Air Inc offers whole-home humidity products 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 external environment in Portland Metro or the number of people residing in your home. When your filter is dirty and isn’t changed often, it works more than it needs to and can produce poor air quality. Germicidal Lights Mold and bacteria develop quite easily in modern, energy efficient homes. When these allergens combine with our breathing air, they can produce health and allergy difficulties for many folks in your family. Ultraviolet lights extinguish the DNA in mold, fungi, bacteria and spores in the coils of your system, withholding them from entering the air in your home. Electrostatic air filters These filters create a strong static charge as air travels through them, gathering tiny particles that would otherwise be allowed through with replaceable filters. Electrostatic filters are washable, but while they don’t need replacement, they need cleaning just as regularly. Whole home solution The PureAir Air Purification System is a whole-home cooling solution that uses photocatalytic oxidation and a top efficiency carbon filter to combat germs and bacteria, airborne particles and chemical odors, among other indoor pollutants. Central Air Inc is here to make sure that your spring indoor air quality is the best that it can be. If you have any inquiries about what choice is best for you this spring, give us a call at 503-656-1908 to talk with one of our indoor air quality experts, or schedule an appointment with us online.