How You Can Reduce the Effects of Allergies in Your Home This Fall08/15/2016 Regularly, poor indoor air quality is cause for allergy and asthma attacks. As we transition into fall, indoor air quality becomes extra important as we close up our homes and spend more time inside. This might be the toughest time of year for sufferers of allergies or asthma if our homes have poor indoor air quality. Luckily, McCune Heating & Cooling has several ways you can keep your indoor air as clean as possible. Regularly Change Your Air Filters Your air filter protects you from pollutants and allergens inside your home. They trap pollen, bacteria, pet dander, and mold. This will not happen if you’re not consistently changing your filter in accordance to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Plus, 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 terminate pollutants when they spread through your home comfort system. Lennox® offers germicidal lights with the greatest UV intensity available that kill 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 minimize 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 Majority of households breed a lot of dust and dirt every single year, and your home comfort system is accountable for filtering it 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 easier. We realize your home has unique needs and we have several solutions to help better your indoor air quality. Call us at 316-733-9123 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.