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 lurking close after them. What do you do when you try to evade the outdoor pollen but find yourself grappling with indoor allergens at the same time? Well, Northern Comfort Inc has some tricks that can keep you comfortable this spring season by improving your indoor air quality: High efficiency air filters To obtain 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 gathered and folded like an accordion. These filters admit higher efficiency and better MERV ratings, which make them able to remove the tiniest particles of dirt while even offsetting odors. Humidifiers and dehumidifiers Having a lot of humidity and having not enough humidity in your home can both be difficult. To steer clear of mold accumulation or respiratory problems, Northern Comfort Inc offers whole-home humidity products that are the perfect answer to any indoor air quality issues. One-inch air filters Smaller filters should be changed every few months, contingent on pets, the outside environment in Mankato area or the number of people residing in your home. When your filter is dirty and isn’t replaced often, it works tougher than it needs to and can cause poor air quality. Germicidal Lights Mold and bacteria develop 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 extinguish the DNA in mold, fungi, germs and spores within the coils of your system, withholding them from coming into the air in your home. Electrostatic air filters These filters create a strong static charge as air travels through them, gathering tiny particles that would otherwise be let 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 high-level efficiency carbon filter to reduce germs and bacteria, airborne particles and chemical odors, as well as other indoor pollutants. Northern Comfort Inc is here to guarantee that your spring indoor air quality is the finest that it can be. If you have any questions about what option is best for you this spring, give us a call at 507-387-6596 to talk with one of our indoor air quality specialists.