How You Can Reduce the Effects of Allergies in Your Home This Fall08/15/2016 Regularly, poor indoor air quality is the reason for allergy and asthma flare-ups. As we shift into fall, indoor air quality becomes extra crucial as we board our homes and spend more time inside. This might be the toughest time of year for sufferers of allergies or asthma if our homes have poor indoor air quality. Luckily, Arrings A/C & Heating has a few ways you can keep your indoor air as healthy as possible. Regularly Change Your Air Filters Your air filter protects you from pollutants and allergens inside your home. They catch pollen, bacteria, pet dander, and mold. This won’t occur if you’re not frequently replacing your filter in accordance to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Plus, a clean air filter means you are retaining your system’s effectiveness. UV Germicidal Lights Germicidal lights give you an effective, non-chemical way to destroy pollutants when they spread through your home comfort system. Lennox® offers germicidal lights with the highest UV intensity produced that kill the DNA of bacteria, viruses and fungi that pass through your system. Once the DNA is defeated, these contaminants can’t grow or multiply. Additionally, 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 actively running. Duct Cleaning Most households produce a lot of dust and dirt each year, and your home comfort system is reliable for filtering bad things out of your air. Over 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 comfortably. We get your home has unique needs and we have different options to help improve your indoor air quality. Call us at 281-713-8304 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.