How to Reduce the Impact of Air Quality Irritants 05/19/2016 Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality With spring just around the corner, that means that allergies are trailing close behind them. What do you do when you try to evade the outdoor pollen but find yourself fighting with indoor allergens at the same time? Well, Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. has some tricks that can keep you cozy this spring season by improving your indoor air quality: High efficiency air filters To obtain a large 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 gathered and folded like an accordion. These filters allow for 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 not enough humidity in your home can both be problematic. To avoid mold collection or respiratory issues, Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. offers whole-home humidity solutions that are the ideal solution to any indoor air quality issues. One-inch air filters Smaller filters should be swapped out every so often, depending on pets, the external environment in Muskogee or the number of people residing in your home. When your filter is unclean and isn’t changed often, it works tougher than it needs to and can produce poor air quality. Germicidal Lights Mold and bacteria grow quite effortlessly in modern, energy efficient homes. When these allergens combine with our breathing air, they can cause health and allergy issues for many folks in your family. Ultraviolet lights extinguish the DNA in mold, fungi, bacteria and spores in the coils of your system, repressing them from moving through the air in your home. Electrostatic air filters These filters create a resilient static charge as air goes through them, accumulating tiny particles that would otherwise be allowed through with disposable 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 answer that uses photocatalytic oxidation and a high-level efficiency carbon filter to combat germs and bacteria, airborne particles and chemical odors, amidst other indoor pollutants. Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. is here to ensure that your spring indoor air quality is the greatest that it can be. If you have any uncertainties about what option is best for you this spring, give us a call at 918-682-8238 to speak with one of our indoor air quality specialists, or arrange an appointment with us online.