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 lurking close after them. What do you do when you keep away from 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 comfy this spring season by improving 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 pleated and folded like an accordion. These filters allocate higher efficiency and upper MERV ratings, which make them able to eliminate the littlest particles of dirt while even neutralizing odors. Humidifiers and dehumidifiers Having a lot of humidity and having not enough humidity in your home can both be tricky. To escape mold build-up or respiratory issues, Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. offers whole-home humidity systems that are the best answer to any indoor air quality issues. One-inch air filters Little filters should be replaced every couple of months, contingent on pets, the outdoor environment in Oxford or the number of people staying in your home. When your filter is dirty and isn’t changed often, it works harder than it needs to and can cause poor air quality. Germicidal Lights Mold and bacteria develop quite effortlessly in modern, energy efficient homes. When these allergens mix with our breathing air, they can produce health and allergy issues for many members of your family. Ultraviolet lights destroy the DNA in mold, fungi, bacteria and spores inside the coils of your system, repressing them from entering the air in your home. Electrostatic air filters These filters produce a resilient static charge as air goes 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 regularly. Whole home solution The PureAir Air Purification System is a whole-home cooling system that uses photocatalytic oxidation and a top efficiency carbon filter to combat germs and microbes, airborne particles and chemical odors, among 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 662-281-1231 to chat with one of our indoor air quality specialists.