How to Reduce the Impact of Air Quality Irritants Posted May 19, 2016 Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality With spring imminent, that means that allergies are lurking close after them. What do you do when you keep away from the outdoor pollen but find yourself struggling with indoor allergens at the same time? Well, Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. has some tools that can keep you comfy this spring season by enhancing 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 types 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 get rid of the littlest particles of dirt while even offsetting odors. Humidifiers and dehumidifiers Having too much humidity and having insufficient humidity in your home can both be difficult. To escape mold collection or respiratory problems, Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. offers whole-home humidity products that are the perfect answer to any indoor air quality issues. One-inch air filters Thinner filters should be replaced every few months, depending on pets, the external environment in West Columbia or the number of people residing in your home. When your filter is dirty and isn’t changed often, it works more than it needs to and can cause poor air quality. Germicidal Lights Mold and bacteria grow quite easily in cutting-edge, energy efficient homes. When these allergens blend with our breathing air, they can produce health and allergy issues for many folks in your family. Ultraviolet lights kill the DNA in mold, fungi, microbes and spores in the coils of your system, repressing them from moving through the air in your home. Electrostatic air filters These filters generate a resilient static charge as air travels through them, collecting 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 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 bacteria, airborne particles and chemical odors, amidst other indoor pollutants. Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. is here to ensure that your spring indoor air quality is the finest that it can be. If you have any inquiries about what option is best for you this spring, give us a call at 803-265-4208 to speak with one of our indoor air quality experts.