How to Reduce the Impact of Air Quality Irritants Posted May 19, 2016 Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality With spring just around the corner, that means that allergies are following close behind them. What do you do when you avoid the outside pollen but find yourself struggling with interior allergens at the same time? Well, Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. has some tips that can keep you comfortable this spring season by enhancing 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 types of filters that are four to five inches wide which are gathered and folded like an accordion. These filters allocate higher efficiency and upper MERV ratings, which make them able to remove the littlest particles of dirt while even diffusing odors. Humidifiers and dehumidifiers Having a lot of humidity and having not enough humidity in your home can both be problematic. To escape mold build-up or respiratory problems, Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. offers whole-home humidity solutions that are the best solution to any indoor air quality issues. One-inch air filters Little filters should be replaced every few months, contingent on pets, the outside environment in Oxford or the number of people staying in your home. When your filter is dirty and isn’t replaced often, it works more than it needs to and can cause poor air quality. Germicidal Lights Mold and bacteria develop quite effortlessly in contemporary, energy efficient homes. When these allergens combine with our breathing air, they can cause health and allergy issues for many people in your family. Ultraviolet lights destroy the DNA in mold, fungi, germs and spores within the coils of your system, repressing them from entering the air in your home. Electrostatic air filters These filters generate a resilient static charge as air passes through them, accumulating tiny particles that would otherwise be allowed through with disposable filters. Electrostatic filters are washable, but while they don’t need replacement, they demand cleaning just as frequently. Whole home solution The PureAir Air Purification System is a whole-home cooling solution that uses photocatalytic oxidation and a high efficiency carbon filter to reduce germs and bacteria, airborne particles and chemical odors, amidst other indoor pollutants. Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. is here to guarantee that your spring indoor air quality is the greatest that it can be. If you have any uncertainties about what option is best for you this spring, give us a call at 662-350-0343 to chat with one of our indoor air quality specialists.