How to Reduce the Impact of Air Quality Irritants 05/19/2016 Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality With spring just around the corner, that means that allergies are following close behind them. What do you do when you avoid the open-air pollen but find yourself grappling with interior allergens at the same time? Well, Cytech Heating & Cooling has some tools that can keep you comfy this spring season by bettering your indoor air quality: High efficiency air filters To gain a greater surface area and smaller resistance to air flow in your air conditioning filter, there are some kinds of filters that are four to five inches wide which are pleated and folded like an accordion. These filters allocate higher efficiency and higher MERV ratings, which make them able to get rid of the littlest particles of dirt while even neutralizing odors. Humidifiers and dehumidifiers Having excessive humidity and having not enough humidity in your home can both be problematic. To escape mold build-up or respiratory trouble, Cytech Heating & Cooling offers whole-home humidity systems that are the best answer to any indoor air quality issues. One-inch air filters Thinner filters should be replaced every few months, depending on pets, the external environment in the Upper Rio Grande Valley or the number of people living in your home. When your filter is dirty and isn’t swapped out often, it works harder than it needs to and can cause poor air quality. Germicidal Lights Mold and bacteria develop quite rapidly in modern, 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 kill the DNA in mold, fungi, bacteria and spores in the coils of your system, withholding them from entering the air in your home. Electrostatic air filters These filters generate a resilient static charge as air passes through them, gathering tiny particles that would otherwise be let through with disposable 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 high efficiency carbon filter to combat germs and microorganisms, airborne particles and chemical odors, as well as other indoor pollutants. Cytech Heating & Cooling is here to make sure that your spring indoor air quality is the best that it can be. If you have any inquiries about what option is best for you this spring, give us a call at 956-630-3522 to speak with one of our indoor air quality professionals, or schedule an appointment with us online.