How to Reduce the Impact of Air Quality Irritants Posted May 19, 2016 Air Quality Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality With spring just around the corner, that means that allergies are following close after them. What do you do when you try to evade the open-air pollen but find yourself struggling with inside allergens at the same time? Well, Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service has some tips that can keep you comfortable this spring season by improving your indoor air quality: High efficiency air filters To receive a large surface area and smaller resistance to air flow in your air conditioning filter, there are some models of filters that are four to five inches wide which are gathered and folded like an accordion. These filters admit higher efficiency and better MERV ratings, which make them able to get rid of the littlest particles of dirt while even offsetting odors. Humidifiers and dehumidifiers Having too much humidity and having insufficient humidity in your home can both be tricky. To escape mold build-up or respiratory trouble, Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service offers whole-home humidity systems that are the ideal solution to any indoor air quality issues. One-inch air filters Thinner filters should be swapped out every few months, contingent on pets, the outdoor environment in Raceland or the number of people living in your home. When your filter is grimy and isn’t replaced often, it works harder than it needs to and can produce poor air quality. Germicidal Lights Mold and bacteria spread quite easily in contemporary, energy efficient homes. When these allergens combine with our breathing air, they can produce health and allergy problems for many people in your family. Ultraviolet lights kill the DNA in mold, fungi, bacteria and spores inside the coils of your system, repressing them from moving through the air in your home. Electrostatic air filters These filters generate a strong static charge as air travels through them, collecting tiny particles that would otherwise be allowed through with replaceable filters. Electrostatic filters are washable, but while they don’t need replacement, they require cleaning just as regularly. Whole home solution The PureAir Air Purification System is a whole-home cooling answer that uses photocatalytic oxidation and a high-level efficiency carbon filter to reduce germs and microorganisms, airborne particles and chemical odors, among other indoor pollutants. Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service is here to ensure that your spring indoor air quality is the greatest that it can be. If you have any questions about what choice is best for you this spring, give us a call at 985-247-4040 to talk with one of our indoor air quality specialists.