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 trailing close behind them. What do you do when you try to evade the outside pollen but find yourself grappling with inside allergens at the same time? Well, Banister's Heating & Air Conditioning Services has some tricks that can keep you comfortable this spring season by bettering your indoor air quality: High efficiency air filters To obtain a bigger 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 frilled and folded like an accordion. These filters allocate higher efficiency and better MERV ratings, which make them able to get rid of the smallest particles of dirt while even diffusing odors. Humidifiers and dehumidifiers Having too much humidity and having too little humidity in your home can both be problematic. To steer clear of mold accumulation or respiratory trouble, Banister's Heating & Air Conditioning Services offers whole-home humidity products that are the perfect key to any indoor air quality issues. One-inch air filters Smaller filters should be replaced every few months, based on pets, the outside environment in Carlsbad or the number of people residing in your home. When your filter is grimy and isn’t replaced often, it works tougher than it needs to and can create poor air quality. Germicidal Lights Mold and bacteria grow quite effortlessly in cutting-edge, energy efficient homes. When these allergens combine with our breathing air, they can cause health and allergy problems for many members of your family. Ultraviolet lights extinguish 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 create a resilient static charge as air passes through them, accumulating tiny particles that would otherwise be let through with expendable filters. Electrostatic filters are washable, but while they don’t need replacement, they demand cleaning just as frequently. Whole home solution The PureAir Air Purification System is a whole-home cooling answer that uses photocatalytic oxidation and a top efficiency carbon filter to combat germs and bacteria, airborne particles and chemical odors, amidst other indoor pollutants. Banister's Heating & Air Conditioning Services is here to ensure that your spring indoor air quality is the greatest that it can be. If you have any questions about what selection is best for you this spring, give us a call at 575-887-7777 to talk with one of our indoor air quality specialists, or schedule an appointment with us online.