How to Reduce the Impact of Air Quality Irritants 05/19/2016 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 try to evade the open-air pollen but find yourself grappling with interior allergens at the same time? Well, Langford Cooling has some tools that can keep you comfortable this spring season by improving your indoor air quality: High efficiency air filters To gain 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 admit higher efficiency and upper MERV ratings, which make them able to get rid of the tiniest 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 avoid mold collection or respiratory problems, Langford Cooling offers whole-home humidity systems that are the perfect answer to any indoor air quality issues. One-inch air filters Thinner filters should be swapped out every so often, depending on pets, the outdoor environment in Tampa Bay or the number of people staying in your home. When your filter is grimy and isn’t changed often, it works harder than it needs to and can cause poor air quality. Germicidal Lights Mold and bacteria develop quite effortlessly in contemporary, energy efficient homes. When these allergens blend with our breathing air, they can produce health and allergy difficulties for many members of your family. Ultraviolet lights extinguish the DNA in mold, fungi, bacteria and spores within the coils of your system, withholding them from entering the air in your home. Electrostatic air filters These filters produce a durable static charge as air passes 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 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 reduce germs and bacteria, airborne particles and chemical odors, as well as other indoor pollutants. Langford Cooling is here to guarantee 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 813-898-9553 to speak with one of our indoor air quality experts, or schedule an appointment with us online.