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 attacks. As we transition into fall, indoor air quality becomes increasingly important as we board our homes and spend more time inside. This can be the hardest time of year for victims of allergies or asthma if our homes have poor indoor air quality. Luckily, Effective Service Group, LLC. has some ways you can keep your indoor air as healthy as possible. Regularly Change Your Air Filters Your air filter shields you from pollutants and allergens inside your home. They trap pollen, bacteria, pet dander, and mold. This can’t occur if you’re not frequently replacing your filter in accordance to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Additionally, 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 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. After the DNA is defeated, 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 succeed to keep your air clean and healthy, even when your system isn’t consecutively running. Duct Cleaning Majority of households produce a great deal of dust and dirt every single year, and your home comfort system is responsible for filtering bad things out of your air. Through 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 realize your home has unique needs and we have several ideas to help enhance your indoor air quality. Call us at 973-884-0065 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.