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 trailing close behind them. What do you do when you avoid the outside pollen but find yourself struggling with inside allergens at the same time? Well, Knoechel Heating Company has some tricks that can keep you comfy this spring season by enhancing your indoor air quality: High efficiency air filters To gain 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 get rid of the smallest particles of dirt while even offsetting odors. Humidifiers and dehumidifiers Having excessive humidity and having insufficient humidity in your home can both be tricky. To avoid mold build-up or respiratory trouble, Knoechel Heating Company offers whole-home humidity products that are the perfect solution to any indoor air quality issues. One-inch air filters Smaller filters should be swapped out every few months, depending on pets, the outside environment in Zelienople or the number of people residing in your home. When your filter is dirty and isn’t swapped out often, it works tougher than it needs to and can cause poor air quality. Germicidal Lights Mold and bacteria grow quite rapidly in cutting-edge, energy efficient homes. When these allergens mix with our breathing air, they can cause health and allergy problems for many people in your family. Ultraviolet lights kill the DNA in mold, fungi, microbes and spores inside the coils of your system, keeping them from moving through the air in your home. Electrostatic air filters These filters generate a strong static charge as air passes through them, gathering tiny particles that would otherwise be let through with disposable 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 answer that uses photocatalytic oxidation and a high efficiency carbon filter to resist germs and microorganisms, airborne particles and chemical odors, among other indoor pollutants. Knoechel Heating Company is here to guarantee that your spring indoor air quality is the best that it can be. If you have any questions about what option is best for you this spring, give us a call at 724-452-6280 to talk with one of our indoor air quality professionals, or arrange an appointment with us online.