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 following close next after them. What do you do when you try to evade the outdoor pollen but find yourself grappling with inside allergens at the same time? Well, Farnell Mechanical, Inc. has some tools that can keep you comfortable this spring season by enhancing your indoor air quality: High efficiency air filters To receive a large surface area and reduced 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 admit higher efficiency and better 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 too little humidity in your home can both be problematic. To avoid mold build-up or respiratory problems, Farnell Mechanical, Inc. offers whole-home humidity products that are the best key to any indoor air quality issues. One-inch air filters Little filters should be replaced every couple of months, contingent on pets, the outside environment in Opelika or the number of people living 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 spread quite easily in modern, energy efficient homes. When these allergens mix with our breathing air, they can cause health and allergy issues for many members of your family. Ultraviolet lights destroy the DNA in mold, fungi, bacteria and spores within the coils of your system, withholding them from entering the air in your home. Electrostatic air filters These filters create a strong static charge as air travels through them, collecting tiny particles that would otherwise be allowed through with disposable filters. Electrostatic filters are washable, but while they don’t need replacement, they require cleaning just as frequently. 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 microbes, airborne particles and chemical odors, among other indoor pollutants. Farnell Mechanical, Inc. is here to make sure that your spring indoor air quality is the greatest that it can be. If you have any inquiries about what selection is best for you this spring, give us a call at 334-524-2458 to chat with one of our indoor air quality specialists, or set up an appointment with us online.