How You Can Reduce the Effects of Allergies in Your Home This Fall08/15/2016 Frequently, poor indoor air quality is cause for allergy and asthma attacks. As we transition into fall, indoor air quality becomes increasingly crucial as we close up our homes and spend more time inside. This might be the toughest time of year for prey of allergies or asthma if our homes have poor indoor air quality. Luckily, Schagrin Gas Company has a few ways you can keep your indoor air as fresh as possible. Regularly Change Your Air Filters Your air filter guards you from pollutants and allergens inside your home. They capture pollen, bacteria, pet dander, and mold. This will not happen if you’re not regularly exchanging your filter in accordance to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Plus, a clean air filter means you are preserving your system’s efficiency. 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 greatest UV intensity obtainable that rid the DNA of bacteria, viruses and fungi that pass through your system. Once the DNA is defeated, these contaminants can’t grow or reproduce. What’s even better is that germicidal lights have been found to minimize 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 constantly running. Duct Cleaning Many households produce large amounts of dust and dirt every year, and your home comfort system is reliable for filtering bad things 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 easier. We understand your home has unique needs and we have several solutions to help better your indoor air quality. Call us at 302-658-2000 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.