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 trailing close next after them. What do you do when you keep away from the open-air pollen but find yourself struggling with indoor allergens at the same time? Well, Quality Refrigeration has some tools that can keep you comfy this spring season by bettering your indoor air quality: High efficiency air filters To receive a large surface area and lower 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 allow for higher efficiency and higher MERV ratings, which make them able to get rid of 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 problematic. To avoid mold collection or respiratory issues, Quality Refrigeration offers whole-home humidity systems that are the perfect key to any indoor air quality issues. One-inch air filters Smaller filters should be swapped out every couple of months, depending on pets, the outdoor environment in Baltimore 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 spread quite easily in cutting-edge, energy efficient homes. When these allergens blend with our breathing air, they can produce health and allergy difficulties for many people in your family. Ultraviolet lights extinguish the DNA in mold, fungi, germs and spores inside the coils of your system, withholding them from entering the air in your home. Electrostatic air filters These filters generate a resilient static charge as air travels through them, accumulating tiny particles that would otherwise be allowed through with expendable 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 system that uses photocatalytic oxidation and a high efficiency carbon filter to combat germs and bacteria, airborne particles and chemical odors, among other indoor pollutants. Quality Refrigeration is here to ensure that your spring indoor air quality is the best that it can be. If you have any uncertainties about what selection is best for you this spring, give us a call at 410-355-6010 to speak with one of our indoor air quality experts, or arrange an appointment with us online.