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 outside pollen but find yourself struggling with inside allergens at the same time? Well, Kirkfield 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 large 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 allocate higher efficiency and higher MERV ratings, which make them able to remove 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 problems, Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning offers whole-home humidity solutions that are the perfect key to any indoor air quality issues. One-inch air filters Smaller filters should be swapped out every so often, contingent on pets, the outdoor environment in Winnipeg or the number of people staying in your home. When your filter is unclean and isn’t changed often, it works more than it needs to and can create poor air quality. Germicidal Lights Mold and bacteria spread quite easily in modern, energy efficient homes. When these allergens mix with our breathing air, they can cause health and allergy issues for many people in your family. Ultraviolet lights kill the DNA in mold, fungi, germs and spores within the coils of your system, keeping them from coming into the air in your home. Electrostatic air filters These filters produce a durable static charge as air goes through them, gathering tiny particles that would otherwise be allowed through with expendable filters. Electrostatic filters are washable, but while they don’t need replacement, they need 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-level efficiency carbon filter to combat germs and bacteria, airborne particles and chemical odors, among other indoor pollutants. Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning is here to make sure 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 204-272-8128 to speak with one of our indoor air quality professionals.