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 lurking close next after them. What do you do when you try to evade the outside pollen but find yourself grappling with indoor allergens at the same time? Well, Hopkins Air Conditioning, Inc. has some tricks that can keep you comfortable this spring season by enhancing your indoor air quality: High efficiency air filters To receive a bigger surface area and lower resistance to air flow in your air conditioning filter, there are some kinds 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 tiniest particles of dirt while even diffusing odors. Humidifiers and dehumidifiers Having excessive humidity and having too little humidity in your home can both be problematic. To avoid mold collection or respiratory issues, Hopkins Air Conditioning, Inc. offers whole-home humidity products that are the best key to any indoor air quality issues. One-inch air filters Little filters should be swapped out every couple of months, contingent on pets, the outside environment in West Palm Beach or the number of people staying in your home. When your filter is grimy and isn’t swapped out often, it works harder than it needs to and can produce poor air quality. Germicidal Lights Mold and bacteria grow quite easily in cutting-edge, energy efficient homes. When these allergens mix with our breathing air, they can generate health and allergy problems for many people in your family. Ultraviolet lights extinguish the DNA in mold, fungi, bacteria and spores inside the coils of your system, withholding them from moving through the air in your home. Electrostatic air filters These filters produce a strong static charge as air passes through them, gathering tiny particles that would otherwise be allowed through with replaceable 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 solution that uses photocatalytic oxidation and a high efficiency carbon filter to combat germs and microorganisms, airborne particles and chemical odors, among other indoor pollutants. Hopkins Air Conditioning, Inc. is here to guarantee that your spring indoor air quality is the best that it can be. If you have any questions about what option is best for you this spring, give us a call at 561-656-4255 to chat with one of our indoor air quality experts, or schedule an appointment with us online.