How to Reduce the Impact of Air Quality Irritants Posted May 19, 2016 Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality With spring fast approaching, that means that allergies are following close next after them. What do you do when you avoid the outdoor pollen but find yourself grappling with indoor allergens at the same time? Well, Kelley Mechanical has some tricks that can keep you comfy this spring season by enhancing your indoor air quality: High efficiency air filters To gain a bigger surface area and smaller 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 better MERV ratings, which make them able to remove the tiniest particles of dirt while even diffusing odors. Humidifiers and dehumidifiers Having a lot of humidity and having not enough humidity in your home can both be problematic. To escape mold accumulation or respiratory trouble, Kelley Mechanical offers whole-home humidity systems that are the best solution to any indoor air quality issues. One-inch air filters Smaller filters should be swapped out every few months, contingent on pets, the external environment in Lexington or the number of people residing in your home. When your filter is unclean and isn’t swapped out often, it works harder than it needs to and can cause poor air quality. Germicidal Lights Mold and bacteria spread quite easily in contemporary, energy efficient homes. When these allergens blend with our breathing air, they can cause health and allergy problems for many people in your family. Ultraviolet lights kill the DNA in mold, fungi, bacteria and spores in the coils of your system, withholding them from moving through the air in your home. Electrostatic air filters These filters produce a strong static charge as air goes through them, collecting tiny particles that would otherwise be allowed through with expendable filters. Electrostatic filters are washable, but while they don’t need replacement, they require cleaning just as frequently. 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. Kelley Mechanical is here to ensure that your spring indoor air quality is the best that it can be. If you have any inquiries about what choice is best for you this spring, give us a call at 859-209-3003 to speak with one of our indoor air quality specialists.