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 after them. What do you do when you try to evade the outdoor pollen but find yourself struggling with interior allergens at the same time? Well, Patterson & Stirling Inc has some tricks that can keep you comfortable this spring season by improving your indoor air quality: High efficiency air filters To gain a large surface area and reduced 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 allow for higher efficiency and higher MERV ratings, which make them able to get rid of the tiniest particles of dirt while even neutralizing odors. Humidifiers and dehumidifiers Having a lot of humidity and having insufficient humidity in your home can both be difficult. To steer clear of mold accumulation or respiratory problems, Patterson & Stirling Inc offers whole-home humidity products that are the perfect key to any indoor air quality issues. One-inch air filters Smaller filters should be swapped out every couple of months, depending on pets, the outdoor environment in Erie 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 cause poor air quality. Germicidal Lights Mold and bacteria develop quite rapidly in modern, energy efficient homes. When these allergens combine with our breathing air, they can cause health and allergy problems for many folks in your family. Ultraviolet lights destroy the DNA in mold, fungi, bacteria and spores within the coils of your system, repressing them from coming into the air in your home. Electrostatic air filters These filters create a durable static charge as air goes through them, gathering tiny particles that would otherwise be permitted through with replaceable 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 system 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. Patterson & Stirling Inc is here to make sure that your spring indoor air quality is the finest that it can be. If you have any inquiries about what choice is best for you this spring, give us a call at 814-833-5558 to chat with one of our indoor air quality experts, or schedule an appointment with us online.