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 try to evade the outdoor pollen but find yourself struggling with interior allergens at the same time? Well, WM J Kraus & Son has some tricks that can keep you cozy this spring season by enhancing 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 types of filters that are four to five inches wide which are frilled and folded like an accordion. These filters allocate higher efficiency and upper MERV ratings, which make them able to get rid of the tiniest particles of dirt while even neutralizing odors. Humidifiers and dehumidifiers Having excessive humidity and having too little humidity in your home can both be tricky. To steer clear of mold build-up or respiratory trouble, WM J Kraus & Son offers whole-home humidity systems that are the ideal solution to any indoor air quality issues. One-inch air filters Smaller filters should be swapped out every few months, based on pets, the external environment in Keokuk or the number of people staying in your home. When your filter is dirty and isn’t changed often, it works tougher than it needs to and can produce poor air quality. Germicidal Lights Mold and bacteria spread quite rapidly in cutting-edge, energy efficient homes. When these allergens mix with our breathing air, they can produce health and allergy difficulties for many people in your family. Ultraviolet lights extinguish the DNA in mold, fungi, germs and spores inside the coils of your system, keeping them from entering the air in your home. Electrostatic air filters These filters produce a strong static charge as air goes 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 often. Whole home solution The PureAir Air Purification System is a whole-home cooling answer that uses photocatalytic oxidation and a top efficiency carbon filter to resist germs and bacteria, airborne particles and chemical odors, among other indoor pollutants. WM J Kraus & Son is here to ensure that your spring indoor air quality is the best that it can be. If you have any uncertainties about what selection is best for you this spring, give us a call at 319-524-3714 to talk with one of our indoor air quality experts, or set up an appointment with us online.