Pollen? No Problem. Indoor Air Quality Products Can Help.

woman with spring flowers sneezes into tissueApril showers bring May flowers, and May flowers bring more than Pilgrims – they bring lots and lots of pollen. It’s easy to enjoy the bright, beautiful blooms of spring when you don’t suffer from seasonal allergies, but if you do, you know springtime also means sniffling, sneezing, itchy eyes, and congestion. While we’d love to be able to help our customers breathe easier outdoors during these high-pollen months, we can’t – but, we can help them keep the air clear inside.

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The way we do this is by providing you with a comprehensive indoor air quality (IAQ) solution that addresses your concerns and helps you get the quality IAQ products you need to enjoy fresher, cleaner indoor air. Our three-step approach to indoor air quality helps most homeowners clear up any air quality concerns they might have, allowing them to breathe easier – even during the height of allergy season.

What is T.F. O’Brien’s three-step approach to improving indoor air quality?

Before we recommend any products, it’s important to us that we understand the unique indoor air quality needs of your home. When you call us, we’ll schedule an appointment for you with one of our home comfort advisors, who will evaluate your home and lifestyle needs and make recommendations on products that can help. Then, we get to work:

  1. We filter the air by installing a highly efficient air cleaner. This is a much more effective solution than standard filters.
  2. We install a photocatalytic oxidizing air purifier to chemically treat the air to remove volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which are the byproducts of common household materials like paint, carpet, vinyl flooring, air fresheners, cleaning products, and more, as well as other pollutants.
  3. We install ultraviolet germicidal lights that kill up to 99% of airborne contaminants like mold, bacteria, and viruses.

If you or someone in your family suffer from respiratory concerns like allergies or asthma, you can see how this approach can greatly benefit your entire household – and improve the quality of the air you breathe all year long.

Why is my standard air filter not enough?

You absolutely need a filter on your home comfort equipment. But, these standard filters are more or less meant to keep your system clean rather than the air that circulates throughout your home. And sometimes, using a filter with a higher MERV rating might cause equipment issues if your system is not compatible.

That’s why we suggest supplementing the standard filter with an air cleaner. Our air cleaners eliminate the small particles, like pollen, that can easily slip through a standard filter. And, they also remove other common allergens like dust, pet dander, and mold spores. With a reduction of allergens in the air in your home, you’ll not only breathe easier; you’ll enjoy a cleaner home, a better night’s sleep, and help improve the energy efficiency of your home comfort equipment.

Ready to take control of your seasonal allergies? We can help!

Whether you have someone in your home with allergy concerns, or you’d simply like cleaner, healthier air for your family, you can trust T.F. O’Brien to help you get the IAQ products and solutions you need. Simply contact us online or give us a call at 516.488.1800, and we’ll be happy to schedule an appointment with you.