How to Reduce the Impact of Air Quality Irritants Posted May 19, 2016 Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality With spring just around the corner, that means that allergies are following close after them. What do you do when you try to evade the outside pollen but find yourself grappling with inside allergens at the same time? Well, Total Comfort has some tricks that can keep you comfortable this spring season by improving your indoor air quality: High efficiency air filters To obtain a greater surface area and smaller 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 allocate higher efficiency and upper MERV ratings, which make them able to remove the tiniest particles of dirt while even offsetting odors. Humidifiers and dehumidifiers Having too much humidity and having too little humidity in your home can both be difficult. To escape mold accumulation or respiratory problems, Total Comfort offers whole-home humidity solutions that are the best answer to any indoor air quality issues. One-inch air filters Thinner filters should be changed every so often, contingent on pets, the outside environment in Franklin Lakes or the number of people living in your home. When your filter is unclean and isn’t changed often, it works more than it needs to and can create poor air quality. Germicidal Lights Mold and bacteria spread quite rapidly in contemporary, energy efficient homes. When these allergens combine 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, germs 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 resilient static charge as air travels through them, collecting tiny particles that would otherwise be permitted through with replaceable filters. Electrostatic filters are washable, but while they don’t need replacement, they require 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-level efficiency carbon filter to resist germs and microorganisms, airborne particles and chemical odors, as well as other indoor pollutants. Total Comfort is here to make sure that your spring indoor air quality is the finest that it can be. If you have any uncertainties about what choice is best for you this spring, give us a call at 201-268-5663 to chat with one of our indoor air quality experts.