How You Can Reduce the Effects of Allergies in Your Home This Fall08/15/2016 Oftentimes, poor indoor air quality is the reason for allergy and asthma attacks. As we move into fall, indoor air quality becomes more 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, Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc has several 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 catch pollen, bacteria, pet dander, and mold. This can’t happen if you’re not consistently changing your filter in accordance to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Furthermore, a clean air filter means you are retaining your system’s productivity. UV Germicidal Lights Germicidal lights give you an effective, non-chemical way to terminate pollutants when they move 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 decrease the concentration of microorganisms by 50% in as few as 45 minutes and they work to keep your air clean and healthy, even when your system isn’t constantly running. Duct Cleaning Most households produce large amounts of dust and dirt every 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 cleaned 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 easier. We get your home has unique needs and we have many ideas to help improve your indoor air quality. Call us at 715-421-5555 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.