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 lurking close next after them. What do you do when you try to evade the outdoor pollen but find yourself grappling with indoor allergens at the same time? Well, Triton HVAC & Refrigeration has some tools that can keep you comfortable this spring season by bettering your indoor air quality: High efficiency air filters To obtain 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 allow for higher efficiency and better MERV ratings, which make them able to get rid of the littlest particles of dirt while even diffusing odors. Humidifiers and dehumidifiers Having a lot of humidity and having not enough humidity in your home can both be problematic. To escape mold accumulation or respiratory issues, Triton HVAC & Refrigeration offers whole-home humidity solutions that are the best answer to any indoor air quality issues. One-inch air filters Thinner filters should be swapped out every so often, depending on pets, the outside environment in Colorado Springs or the number of people living in your home. When your filter is grimy and isn’t swapped out often, it works tougher than it needs to and can create poor air quality. Germicidal Lights Mold and bacteria spread quite effortlessly in modern, energy efficient homes. When these allergens blend with our breathing air, they can produce health and allergy difficulties for many people in your family. Ultraviolet lights destroy the DNA in mold, fungi, germs and spores inside the coils of your system, keeping them from moving through the air in your home. Electrostatic air filters These filters generate a strong static charge as air goes through them, collecting tiny particles that would otherwise be let through with disposable filters. Electrostatic filters are washable, but while they don’t need replacement, they need cleaning just as regularly. Whole home solution The PureAir Air Purification System is a whole-home cooling answer that uses photocatalytic oxidation and a high-level efficiency carbon filter to reduce germs and microorganisms, airborne particles and chemical odors, among other indoor pollutants. Triton HVAC & Refrigeration is here to make sure that your spring indoor air quality is the greatest that it can be. If you have any uncertainties about what selection is best for you this spring, give us a call at 719-332-3458 to talk with one of our indoor air quality experts, or set up an appointment with us online.