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How to Reduce the Impact of Air Quality Irritants

May 19, 2016

Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

With spring fast approaching, that means that allergies are lurking close after them. What do you do when you keep away from the outside pollen but find yourself struggling with indoor allergens at the same time? Well, Three Rivers Heating & Cooling has some tools that can keep you cozy this spring season by improving your indoor air quality:

High efficiency air filters

To gain a bigger 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 gathered and folded like an accordion. These filters allow for higher efficiency and better MERV ratings, which make them able to eliminate the littlest 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 tricky. To escape mold build-up or respiratory issues, Three Rivers Heating & Cooling offers whole-home humidity solutions that are the ideal answer to any indoor air quality issues.

One-inch air filters

Thinner filters should be changed every few months, depending on pets, the outside environment in Portland or the number of people residing in your home. When your filter is unclean and isn’t changed often, it works more 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 difficulties for many members of your family. Ultraviolet lights extinguish the DNA in mold, fungi, microbes and spores in the coils of your system, withholding them from coming into the air in your home.

Electrostatic air filters

These filters generate a resilient static charge as air travels through them, accumulating tiny particles that would otherwise be let through with replaceable filters. Electrostatic filters are washable, but while they don’t need replacement, they require cleaning just as frequently.

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 reduce germs and microbes, airborne particles and chemical odors, as well as other indoor pollutants.

Three Rivers Heating & Cooling is here to guarantee 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 503-213-4433 to speak with one of our indoor air quality professionals.