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 after them. What do you do when you avoid the open-air pollen but find yourself fighting with interior allergens at the same time? Well, Ben Maines Air Conditioning, Inc. has some tools that can keep you cozy this spring season by enhancing your indoor air quality: High efficiency air filters To receive a bigger surface area and reduced resistance to air flow in your air conditioning filter, there are some kinds 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 get rid of the smallest particles of dirt while even neutralizing odors. Humidifiers and dehumidifiers Having excessive humidity and having too little humidity in your home can both be problematic. To escape mold collection or respiratory trouble, Ben Maines Air Conditioning, Inc. offers whole-home humidity systems that are the perfect solution to any indoor air quality issues. One-inch air filters Thinner filters should be swapped out every so often, based on pets, the external environment in Longview or the number of people staying in your home. When your filter is dirty and isn’t replaced often, it works tougher than it needs to and can produce poor air quality. Germicidal Lights Mold and bacteria grow quite easily in contemporary, energy efficient homes. When these allergens mix with our breathing air, they can cause health and allergy problems for many people in your family. Ultraviolet lights kill the DNA in mold, fungi, bacteria and spores in the coils of your system, keeping them from entering the air in your home. Electrostatic air filters These filters produce a resilient static charge as air passes 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 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 resist germs and microorganisms, airborne particles and chemical odors, among other indoor pollutants. Ben Maines Air Conditioning, Inc. is here to ensure that your spring indoor air quality is the finest that it can be. If you have any questions about what option is best for you this spring, give us a call at 903-758-0701 to speak with one of our indoor air quality professionals, or set up an appointment with us online.