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 trailing close after them. What do you do when you keep away from the outside pollen but find yourself struggling with interior allergens at the same time? Well, Kohles & Bach Heating & Cooling has some tips that can keep you comfy this spring season by bettering your indoor air quality: High efficiency air filters To receive a bigger surface area and reduced 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 admit 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 a lot of humidity and having too little humidity in your home can both be difficult. To avoid mold build-up or respiratory issues, Kohles & Bach Heating & Cooling offers whole-home humidity products that are the ideal answer to any indoor air quality issues. One-inch air filters Little filters should be replaced every few months, based on pets, the outdoor environment in Des Moines or the number of people living in your home. When your filter is dirty and isn’t replaced often, it works more than it needs to and can create poor air quality. Germicidal Lights Mold and bacteria develop quite easily in modern, energy efficient homes. When these allergens mix with our breathing air, they can cause health and allergy difficulties for many folks in your family. Ultraviolet lights extinguish the DNA in mold, fungi, bacteria and spores inside the coils of your system, withholding them from moving through the air in your home. Electrostatic air filters These filters create a resilient static charge as air travels through them, gathering tiny particles that would otherwise be allowed through with expendable filters. Electrostatic filters are washable, but while they don’t need replacement, they demand cleaning just as regularly. Whole home solution The PureAir Air Purification System is a whole-home cooling system that uses photocatalytic oxidation and a high-level efficiency carbon filter to combat germs and microbes, airborne particles and chemical odors, amidst other indoor pollutants. Kohles & Bach Heating & Cooling is here to make sure that your spring indoor air quality is the best that it can be. If you have any uncertainties about what selection is best for you this spring, give us a call at 515-207-6569 to talk with one of our indoor air quality professionals.