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 attacks. As we transition into fall, indoor air quality becomes extra important 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, Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning has several ways you can keep your indoor air as clean 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 can’t occur if you’re not consistently exchanging your filter in accordance to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Plus, 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 end pollutants when they move through your home comfort system. Lennox® offers germicidal lights with the most UV intensity produced that rid the DNA of bacteria, viruses and fungi that pass through your system. Since the DNA is destroyed, 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 consecutively running. Duct Cleaning Many households produce a great deal of dust and dirt each year, and your home comfort system is reliable for filtering bad things out of your air. Through 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 pleasing side effects of making your home smell better and helping you breathe comfortably. We understand your home has unique needs and we have several solutions to help improve your indoor air quality. Call us at 913-432-3342 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.