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 following close next after them. What do you do when you try to evade the outdoor pollen but find yourself fighting with inside allergens at the same time? Well, Lycoming Heating Company has some tips that can keep you cozy this spring season by bettering your indoor air quality: High efficiency air filters To gain a greater 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 pleated and folded like an accordion. These filters allocate higher efficiency and better MERV ratings, which make them able to eliminate the tiniest particles of dirt while even neutralizing odors. Humidifiers and dehumidifiers Having a lot of humidity and having too little humidity in your home can both be problematic. To avoid mold collection or respiratory problems, Lycoming Heating Company 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 so often, depending on pets, the outdoor environment in Williamsport or the number of people residing in your home. When your filter is dirty and isn’t swapped out often, it works tougher than it needs to and can produce poor air quality. Germicidal Lights Mold and bacteria spread quite rapidly in contemporary, energy efficient homes. When these allergens mix with our breathing air, they can produce health and allergy issues for many people in your family. Ultraviolet lights kill the DNA in mold, fungi, microbes and spores in the coils of your system, keeping them from coming into the air in your home. Electrostatic air filters These filters create a resilient static charge as air goes 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 require cleaning just as often. Whole home solution The PureAir Air Purification System is a whole-home cooling solution that uses photocatalytic oxidation and a top efficiency carbon filter to reduce germs and microorganisms, airborne particles and chemical odors, as well as other indoor pollutants. Lycoming Heating Company is here to make sure that your spring indoor air quality is the greatest that it can be. If you have any inquiries about what option is best for you this spring, give us a call at 570-244-2510 to talk with one of our indoor air quality professionals.