How to Reduce the Impact of Air Quality Irritants Posted May 19, 2016 Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality With spring fast approaching, that means that allergies are trailing close next after them. What do you do when you avoid the outside pollen but find yourself fighting with inside allergens at the same time? Well, Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning has some tricks that can keep you cozy this spring season by improving your indoor air quality: High efficiency air filters To receive a greater surface area and reduced 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 allocate higher efficiency and upper MERV ratings, which make them able to eliminate the tiniest particles of dirt while even offsetting 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 issues, Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning offers whole-home humidity solutions that are the ideal key to any indoor air quality issues. One-inch air filters Smaller filters should be swapped out every so often, depending on pets, the outside environment in Winnipeg 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 create poor air quality. Germicidal Lights Mold and bacteria spread quite rapidly in modern, 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, germs and spores inside 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 passes through them, collecting tiny particles that would otherwise be allowed through with expendable 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 system 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 ensure that your spring indoor air quality is the best 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.