How You Can Reduce the Effects of Allergies in Your Home This Fall08/15/2016 Oftentimes, poor indoor air quality is responsible for allergy and asthma attacks. As we shift into fall, indoor air quality becomes increasingly important as we close up our homes and spend more time inside. This often is the hardest time of year for sufferers of allergies or asthma if our homes have poor indoor air quality. Luckily, Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning has several ways you can keep your indoor air as clean 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 will not occur if you’re not frequently changing your filter in accordance to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Furthermore, a clean air filter means you are preserving 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 obtainable that destroy the DNA of bacteria, viruses and fungi that pass through your system. Since the DNA is destroyed, these contaminants can’t grow or reproduce. Additionally, germicidal lights have been found to minimize 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 breed large amounts of dust and dirt each year, and your home comfort system is responsible for filtering these things out of your air. Over 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 comfortably. We understand your home has unique needs and we have different options to help enhance your indoor air quality. Call us at 509-397-3622 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.