How to Reduce the Impact of Air Quality Irritants Posted May 19, 2016 Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality With spring imminent, that means that allergies are trailing close next after them. What do you do when you try to evade the outside pollen but find yourself fighting with interior allergens at the same time? Well, Garoken Energy Co. Inc. has some tools that can keep you comfy this spring season by bettering 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 types of filters that are four to five inches wide which are frilled and folded like an accordion. These filters allocate higher efficiency and higher MERV ratings, which make them able to remove the littlest particles of dirt while even diffusing odors. Humidifiers and dehumidifiers Having excessive humidity and having too little humidity in your home can both be tricky. To steer clear of mold accumulation or respiratory trouble, Garoken Energy Co. Inc. offers whole-home humidity products that are the perfect answer to any indoor air quality issues. One-inch air filters Little filters should be changed every so often, depending on pets, the outside environment in Beaverton or the number of people living in your home. When your filter is grimy and isn’t replaced often, it works harder than it needs to and can create poor air quality. Germicidal Lights Mold and bacteria spread quite easily in contemporary, energy efficient homes. When these allergens blend with our breathing air, they can cause health and allergy issues for many members of your family. Ultraviolet lights destroy the DNA in mold, fungi, bacteria 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 durable static charge as air travels through them, collecting tiny particles that would otherwise be let through with expendable 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 answer that uses photocatalytic oxidation and a high efficiency carbon filter to combat germs and bacteria, airborne particles and chemical odors, as well as other indoor pollutants. Garoken Energy Co. Inc. is here to make sure that your spring indoor air quality is the greatest that it can be. If you have any inquiries about what selection is best for you this spring, give us a call at 503-374-1934 to talk with one of our indoor air quality professionals.