How to Reduce the Impact of Air Quality Irritants Posted May 19, 2016 Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality With spring fast approaching, that means that allergies are trailing close behind them. What do you do when you try to evade the outside pollen but find yourself struggling with inside allergens at the same time? Well, Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning has some tips that can keep you comfortable this spring season by improving your indoor air quality: High efficiency air filters To receive a greater surface area and smaller resistance to air flow in your air conditioning filter, there are some models 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 littlest particles of dirt while even offsetting odors. Humidifiers and dehumidifiers Having a lot of humidity and having too little humidity in your home can both be difficult. To steer clear of mold accumulation or respiratory problems, Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning offers whole-home humidity products that are the ideal answer to any indoor air quality issues. One-inch air filters Smaller filters should be changed every so often, depending on pets, the external environment in Lodi or the number of people living in your home. When your filter is dirty and isn’t swapped out often, it works harder than it needs to and can cause poor air quality. Germicidal Lights Mold and bacteria spread quite effortlessly in contemporary, energy efficient homes. When these allergens combine with our breathing air, they can cause health and allergy difficulties for many folks in your family. Ultraviolet lights destroy the DNA in mold, fungi, bacteria and spores within 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, collecting tiny particles that would otherwise be let through with expendable 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 high efficiency carbon filter to combat germs and microorganisms, airborne particles and chemical odors, amidst other indoor pollutants. Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning is here to make sure 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 209-257-3156 to chat with one of our indoor air quality experts.