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 flare-ups. As we move into fall, indoor air quality becomes more vital as we shut 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, Street Heating & Sheet Metal Inc has several 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 can’t occur if you’re not regularly exchanging your filter in accordance to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Furthermore, a clean air filter means you are retaining your system’s efficiency. 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 most UV intensity available that destroy the DNA of bacteria, viruses and fungi that pass through your system. After the DNA is destroyed, these contaminants can’t grow or multiply. Moreover, germicidal lights have been found to decrease 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 Most households generate large amounts of dust and dirt every single 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 inspected will remove dirt, debris and other pollutants, and unclog your system. You’ll find that that cleaning your air ducts will have the pleasant side effects of making your home smell better and helping you breathe comfortably. We understand your home has unique needs and we have many options to help better your indoor air quality. Call us at 605-342-5107 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.