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 behind them. What do you do when you avoid the outdoor pollen but find yourself fighting with indoor allergens at the same time? Well, Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning has some tips that can keep you comfortable this spring season by enhancing your indoor air quality: High efficiency air filters To receive a greater 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 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 offsetting odors. Humidifiers and dehumidifiers Having a lot of humidity and having insufficient humidity in your home can both be tricky. To steer clear of mold collection or respiratory issues, Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning offers whole-home humidity solutions that are the perfect solution to any indoor air quality issues. One-inch air filters Thinner filters should be swapped out every so often, depending on pets, the external environment in Hattiesburg or the number of people residing in your home. When your filter is grimy and isn’t swapped out often, it works more than it needs to and can create poor air quality. Germicidal Lights Mold and bacteria spread quite rapidly in cutting-edge, energy efficient homes. When these allergens blend with our breathing air, they can produce health and allergy issues for many folks in your family. Ultraviolet lights destroy the DNA in mold, fungi, bacteria and spores within the coils of your system, repressing them from coming into the air in your home. Electrostatic air filters These filters produce a strong static charge as air travels through them, gathering tiny particles that would otherwise be permitted through with disposable 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 solution that uses photocatalytic oxidation and a top efficiency carbon filter to reduce germs and microbes, airborne particles and chemical odors, among other indoor pollutants. Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning is here to ensure that your spring indoor air quality is the greatest that it can be. If you have any inquiries about what option is best for you this spring, give us a call at 601-268-3486 to talk with one of our indoor air quality professionals, or arrange an appointment with us online.