How to Reduce the Impact of Air Quality Irritants 05/19/2016 Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality With spring fast approaching, that means that allergies are following close next after them. What do you do when you keep away from the open-air pollen but find yourself fighting with inside allergens at the same time? Well, Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning has some tips that can keep you comfortable this spring season by enhancing your indoor air quality: High efficiency air filters To obtain a bigger surface area and lower resistance to air flow in your air conditioning filter, there are some models of filters that are four to five inches wide which are pleated and folded like an accordion. These filters allocate higher efficiency and upper MERV ratings, which make them able to eliminate the littlest particles of dirt while even offsetting odors. Humidifiers and dehumidifiers Having a lot of humidity and having too little humidity in your home can both be tricky. To avoid mold collection or respiratory issues, Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning offers whole-home humidity systems that are the ideal answer to any indoor air quality issues. One-inch air filters Thinner filters should be changed every so often, based on pets, the external environment in Olathe or the number of people staying in your home. When your filter is grimy and isn’t swapped out often, it works harder than it needs to and can produce poor air quality. Germicidal Lights Mold and bacteria develop quite easily in cutting-edge, energy efficient homes. When these allergens mix with our breathing air, they can generate health and allergy problems for many people in your family. Ultraviolet lights kill the DNA in mold, fungi, bacteria and spores within the coils of your system, repressing them from moving through the air in your home. Electrostatic air filters These filters create a durable static charge as air travels through them, collecting tiny particles that would otherwise be let through with disposable filters. Electrostatic filters are washable, but while they don’t need replacement, they require 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 efficiency carbon filter to resist germs and microorganisms, airborne particles and chemical odors, among other indoor pollutants. Polestar Plumbing, 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 uncertainties about what selection is best for you this spring, give us a call at 913-432-3342 to speak with one of our indoor air quality professionals, or set up an appointment with us online.