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 following close behind them. What do you do when you avoid the open-air pollen but find yourself struggling with inside allergens at the same time? Well, iTemp Heating and Air Conditioning has some tools that can keep you comfy this spring season by bettering your indoor air quality: High efficiency air filters To receive a greater 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 frilled and folded like an accordion. These filters allocate higher efficiency and better MERV ratings, which make them able to remove the smallest particles of dirt while even neutralizing odors. Humidifiers and dehumidifiers Having too much humidity and having insufficient humidity in your home can both be problematic. To escape mold build-up or respiratory problems, iTemp Heating and Air Conditioning offers whole-home humidity solutions that are the best answer to any indoor air quality issues. One-inch air filters Smaller filters should be swapped out every couple of months, based on pets, the external environment in Chicago or the number of people residing in your home. When your filter is dirty and isn’t changed often, it works tougher than it needs to and can cause poor air quality. Germicidal Lights Mold and bacteria grow 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 destroy the DNA in mold, fungi, germs and spores inside the coils of your system, repressing them from coming into the air in your home. Electrostatic air filters These filters generate a strong static charge as air travels through them, collecting tiny particles that would otherwise be allowed through with disposable 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 solution that uses photocatalytic oxidation and a high efficiency carbon filter to resist germs and bacteria, airborne particles and chemical odors, as well as other indoor pollutants. iTemp Heating and Air Conditioning is here to make sure that your spring indoor air quality is the finest that it can be. If you have any uncertainties about what option is best for you this spring, give us a call at 773-704-0640 to talk with one of our indoor air quality professionals, or arrange an appointment with us online.