How You Can Reduce the Effects of Allergies in Your Home This Fall08/15/2016 Oftentimes, poor indoor air quality is cause for allergy and asthma flare-ups. As we shift into fall, indoor air quality becomes extra important as we board our homes and spend more time inside. This might be the hardest time of year for prey of allergies or asthma if our homes have poor indoor air quality. Luckily, Anderson Heating & A/C has several 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 capture pollen, bacteria, pet dander, and mold. This won’t happen if you’re not consistently replacing your filter in accordance to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Plus, a clean air filter means you are preserving your system’s effectiveness. UV Germicidal Lights Germicidal lights give you an effective, non-chemical way to destroy pollutants when they circulate through your home comfort system. Lennox® offers germicidal lights with the greatest UV intensity obtainable 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. What’s even better is that germicidal lights have been found to decrease 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 actively running. Duct Cleaning Many households generate a great deal of dust and dirt each year, and your home comfort system is responsible for filtering it out of your air. Throughout 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 enjoyable side effects of making your home smell better and helping you breathe better. We realize your home has unique needs and we have many ideas to help enhance your indoor air quality. Call us at 775-882-8154 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.