How to Reduce the Impact of Air Quality Irritants

May 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 try to evade the outside pollen but find yourself struggling with indoor allergens at the same time? Well, Service Max Heating & Air Conditioning has some tools that can keep you cozy this spring season by enhancing your indoor air quality:

High efficiency air filters

To receive a greater surface area and smaller resistance to air flow in your air conditioning filter, there are some kinds of filters that are four to five inches wide which are frilled and folded like an accordion. These filters allow for higher efficiency and higher MERV ratings, which make them able to eliminate the smallest particles of dirt while even offsetting odors.

Humidifiers and dehumidifiers

Having excessive humidity and having too little humidity in your home can both be tricky. To escape mold collection or respiratory issues, Service Max Heating & Air Conditioning offers whole-home humidity products that are the perfect key to any indoor air quality issues.

One-inch air filters

Thinner filters should be swapped out every few months, based on pets, the outdoor environment in Arlington or the number of people residing in your home. When your filter is grimy and isn’t swapped out often, it works tougher than it needs to and can produce poor air quality.

Germicidal Lights

Mold and bacteria develop quite easily in modern, energy efficient homes. When these allergens combine with our breathing air, they can generate health and allergy problems for many members of your family. Ultraviolet lights extinguish the DNA in mold, fungi, microbes and spores inside the coils of your system, withholding them from coming into the air in your home.

Electrostatic air filters

These filters create 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 demand cleaning just as often.

Whole home solution

The PureAir Air Purification System is a whole-home cooling solution that uses photocatalytic oxidation and a high-level efficiency carbon filter to reduce germs and bacteria, airborne particles and chemical odors, amidst other indoor pollutants.

Service Max Heating & Air Conditioning is here to make sure that your spring indoor air quality is the greatest that it can be. If you have any questions about what option is best for you this spring, give us a call at 360-255-5857 to speak with one of our indoor air quality experts.