How You Can Reduce the Effects of Allergies in Your Home This Fall08/15/2016 Regularly, poor indoor air quality is cause for allergy and asthma flare-ups. As we move into fall, indoor air quality becomes more important as we board our homes and spend more time inside. This can be the toughest time of year for prey of allergies or asthma if our homes have poor indoor air quality. Luckily, Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning has a few ways you can keep your indoor air as fresh as possible. Regularly Change Your Air Filters Your air filter protects you from pollutants and allergens inside your home. They capture pollen, bacteria, pet dander, and mold. This will not be the case if you’re not frequently changing your filter in accordance to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Furthermore, a clean air filter means you are preserving your system’s productivity. UV Germicidal Lights Germicidal lights give you an effective, non-chemical way to terminate pollutants when they spread through your home comfort system. Lennox® offers germicidal lights with the highest UV intensity available that rid the DNA of bacteria, viruses and fungi that pass through your system. After the DNA is defeated, these contaminants can’t grow or reproduce. Moreover, germicidal lights have been found to reduce the concentration of microorganisms by 50% in as few as 45 minutes and they continue to keep your air clean and healthy, even when your system isn’t consecutively running. Duct Cleaning Most households produce a great deal of dust and dirt each year, and your home comfort system is accountable for filtering bad things out of your air. Throughout time, your air ducts can become quite dirty. Having them serviced will remove dirt, debris and other pollutants, and unclog your system. You’ll find that that cleaning your air ducts will have the pleasant side effects of making your home smell better and helping you breathe easier. We realize your home has unique needs and we have different solutions to help enhance your indoor air quality. Call us at 805-688-4018 for ideas about improving your indoor air quality or with any questions you have about your home comfort in general. You can also conveniently schedule an appointment with us online.