How to Reduce the Impact of Air Quality Irritants Posted May 19, 2016 Air Quality 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 outdoor pollen but find yourself struggling with indoor allergens at the same time? Well, Von Deylen Plumbing & Heating Inc. has some tools that can keep you comfy this spring season by improving 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 kinds of filters that are four to five inches wide which are pleated and folded like an accordion. These filters allow for higher efficiency and better MERV ratings, which make them able to eliminate the tiniest particles of dirt while even neutralizing odors. Humidifiers and dehumidifiers Having excessive humidity and having insufficient humidity in your home can both be problematic. To avoid mold accumulation or respiratory problems, Von Deylen Plumbing & Heating Inc. offers whole-home humidity products that are the perfect key to any indoor air quality issues. One-inch air filters Little filters should be replaced every so often, contingent on pets, the outdoor environment in Napoleon and Northwest Ohio or the number of people living in your home. When your filter is dirty and isn’t replaced often, it works harder than it needs to and can produce poor air quality. Germicidal Lights Mold and bacteria develop quite rapidly in cutting-edge, energy efficient homes. When these allergens combine with our breathing air, they can generate health and allergy issues for many members of your family. Ultraviolet lights kill the DNA in mold, fungi, microbes and spores within the coils of your system, keeping them from moving through the air in your home. Electrostatic air filters These filters produce a strong 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 regularly. Whole home solution The PureAir Air Purification System is a whole-home cooling answer that uses photocatalytic oxidation and a high efficiency carbon filter to combat germs and microbes, airborne particles and chemical odors, amidst other indoor pollutants. Von Deylen Plumbing & Heating Inc. is here to make sure that your spring indoor air quality is the greatest that it can be. If you have any inquiries about what choice is best for you this spring, give us a call at 419-592-4756 to talk with one of our indoor air quality specialists.