How You Can Reduce the Effects of Allergies in Your Home This Fall08/15/2016 Frequently, poor indoor air quality is responsible for allergy and asthma outbursts. As we transition into fall, indoor air quality becomes more important as we board our homes and spend more time inside. This often is the toughest time of year for prey of allergies or asthma if our homes have poor indoor air quality. Luckily, Lycoming Heating Company has some ways you can keep your indoor air as healthy as possible. Regularly Change Your Air Filters Your air filter guards you from pollutants and allergens inside your home. They trap pollen, bacteria, pet dander, and mold. This will not be the case if you’re not regularly replacing your filter in accordance to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Additionally, a clean air filter means you are maintaining your system’s efficiency. UV Germicidal Lights Germicidal lights give you an effective, non-chemical way to end pollutants when they spread 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 gone, these contaminants can’t grow or increase. What’s even better is that 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 Many households breed large amounts of dust and dirt each year, and your home comfort system is reliable for filtering these 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 pleasant side effects of making your home smell better and helping you breathe comfortably. We get your home has unique needs and we have several ideas to help enhance your indoor air quality. Call us at 570-326-4450 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.