How to Reduce the Impact of Air Quality Irritants 05/19/2016 Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality With spring imminent, that means that allergies are lurking close behind them. What do you do when you keep away from the open-air pollen but find yourself fighting with interior allergens at the same time? Well, Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. has some tricks 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 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 higher 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 too little 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 couple of months, contingent on pets, the external environment in West Columbia or the number of people residing in your home. When your filter is unclean and isn’t changed 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 blend with our breathing air, they can produce health and allergy problems 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 entering the air in your home. Electrostatic air filters These filters generate a resilient static charge as air travels through them, gathering 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, among other indoor pollutants. Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. is here to make sure that your spring indoor air quality is the best that it can be. If you have any questions about what selection is best for you this spring, give us a call at 803-796-9172 to talk with one of our indoor air quality experts, or set up an appointment with us online.