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 next after them. What do you do when you avoid the open-air pollen but find yourself fighting with indoor allergens at the same time? Well, Toptec Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical has some tricks 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 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 better 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 problematic. To escape mold collection or respiratory problems, Toptec Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical offers whole-home humidity systems that are the best answer to any indoor air quality issues. One-inch air filters Thinner filters should be changed every few months, based on pets, the external environment in Libertyville or the number of people residing in your home. When your filter is unclean and isn’t swapped out often, it works tougher than it needs to and can create poor air quality. Germicidal Lights Mold and bacteria spread quite easily in cutting-edge, energy efficient homes. When these allergens blend with our breathing air, they can produce health and allergy problems for many people in your family. Ultraviolet lights destroy the DNA in mold, fungi, microbes and spores inside the coils of your system, keeping them from coming into the air in your home. Electrostatic air filters These filters produce a durable static charge as air passes 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 system that uses photocatalytic oxidation and a top efficiency carbon filter to combat germs and microorganisms, airborne particles and chemical odors, among other indoor pollutants. Toptec Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical is here to make sure 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 847-362-0262 to chat with one of our indoor air quality experts.