How You Can Reduce the Effects of Allergies in Your Home This Fall08/15/2016 Frequently, poor indoor air quality is responsible for allergy and asthma flare-ups. As we move into fall, indoor air quality becomes extra vital as we shut our homes and spend more time inside. This can be the toughest time of year for sufferers of allergies or asthma if our homes have poor indoor air quality. Luckily, All Seasons Heating & A/C Co has a few ways you can keep your indoor air as clean as possible. Regularly Change Your Air Filters Your air filter shields you from pollutants and allergens inside your home. They trap pollen, bacteria, pet dander, and mold. This will not be the case if you’re not consistently exchanging your filter in accordance to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Furthermore, a clean air filter means you are retaining your system’s efficiency. UV Germicidal Lights Germicidal lights give you an effective, non-chemical way to end pollutants when they circulate through your home comfort system. Lennox® offers germicidal lights with the greatest UV intensity produced that kill 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 succeed to keep your air clean and healthy, even when your system isn’t consecutively running. Duct Cleaning Many households produce a great deal of dust and dirt each year, and your home comfort system is responsible for filtering these things out of your air. Through time, your air ducts can become quite dirty. Having them inspected 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 better. We understand your home has unique needs and we have several options to help better your indoor air quality. Call us at 812-332-9100 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.