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 trailing close next after them. What do you do when you avoid the open-air pollen but find yourself fighting with indoor allergens at the same time? Well, McCune Heating & Cooling has some tips that can keep you cozy this spring season by improving your indoor air quality: High efficiency air filters To obtain a greater surface area and lower 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 get rid of the smallest particles of dirt while even diffusing odors. Humidifiers and dehumidifiers Having excessive humidity and having not enough humidity in your home can both be difficult. To escape mold accumulation or respiratory issues, McCune Heating & Cooling offers whole-home humidity systems that are the best key to any indoor air quality issues. One-inch air filters Smaller filters should be swapped out every few months, depending on pets, the outdoor environment in Augusta or the number of people staying in your home. When your filter is dirty and isn’t replaced often, it works more than it needs to and can produce poor air quality. Germicidal Lights Mold and bacteria develop quite effortlessly in contemporary, energy efficient homes. When these allergens blend with our breathing air, they can cause health and allergy difficulties for many people in your family. Ultraviolet lights kill the DNA in mold, fungi, germs and spores within the coils of your system, repressing them from entering the air in your home. Electrostatic air filters These filters create a durable static charge as air passes through them, accumulating tiny particles that would otherwise be permitted through with replaceable 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 answer that uses photocatalytic oxidation and a high-level efficiency carbon filter to resist germs and microbes, airborne particles and chemical odors, among other indoor pollutants. McCune Heating & Cooling is here to make sure that your spring indoor air quality is the greatest that it can be. If you have any uncertainties about what selection is best for you this spring, give us a call at 316-469-7994 to talk with one of our indoor air quality specialists.