How You Can Reduce the Effects of Allergies in Your Home This Fall08/15/2016 Frequently, poor indoor air quality is the reason for allergy and asthma outbursts. As we shift into fall, indoor air quality becomes increasingly crucial as we shut our homes and spend more time inside. This can be the toughest time of year for victims of allergies or asthma if our homes have poor indoor air quality. Luckily, Faust Air Conditioning and Heating has several ways you can keep your indoor air as clean as possible. Regularly Change Your Air Filters Your air filter shields you from pollutants and allergens inside your home. They catch pollen, bacteria, pet dander, and mold. This will not be the case if you’re not regularly changing your filter in accordance to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Additionally, a clean air filter means you are preserving your system’s effectiveness. 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 highest UV intensity obtainable that kill the DNA of bacteria, viruses and fungi that pass through your system. Once the DNA is destroyed, 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 continue to keep your air clean and healthy, even when your system isn’t consecutively running. Duct Cleaning Majority of households produce large amounts of dust and dirt every year, and your home comfort system is responsible for filtering it out of your air. Through time, your air ducts can become quite dirty. Having them serviced 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 realize your home has unique needs and we have several ideas to help better your indoor air quality. Call us at 979-532-2511 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.