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 trailing close next after them. What do you do when you try to evade the outdoor pollen but find yourself grappling with interior allergens at the same time? Well, Heartland Heating & Cooling has some tools that can keep you comfy this spring season by enhancing your indoor air quality: High efficiency air filters To gain a large 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 gathered and folded like an accordion. These filters admit higher efficiency and higher MERV ratings, which make them able to remove the tiniest particles of dirt while even diffusing odors. Humidifiers and dehumidifiers Having excessive humidity and having insufficient humidity in your home can both be problematic. To escape mold collection or respiratory trouble, Heartland Heating & Cooling offers whole-home humidity systems that are the best solution to any indoor air quality issues. One-inch air filters Little filters should be changed every few months, based on pets, the outside environment in Des Moines or the number of people living in your home. When your filter is unclean and isn’t replaced often, it works tougher than it needs to and can cause poor air quality. Germicidal Lights Mold and bacteria develop quite easily in modern, energy efficient homes. When these allergens mix with our breathing air, they can cause health and allergy difficulties for many members of your family. Ultraviolet lights destroy the DNA in mold, fungi, germs and spores inside the coils of your system, repressing them from moving through the air in your home. Electrostatic air filters These filters produce a durable static charge as air goes 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 require 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 resist germs and microbes, airborne particles and chemical odors, amidst other indoor pollutants. Heartland Heating & Cooling is here to make sure that your spring indoor air quality is the finest that it can be. If you have any questions about what selection is best for you this spring, give us a call at 515-344-3579 to speak with one of our indoor air quality specialists.