How You Can Reduce the Effects of Allergies in Your Home This Fall08/15/2016 Oftentimes, poor indoor air quality is the reason for allergy and asthma outbursts. As we move into fall, indoor air quality becomes more vital as we shut our homes and spend more time inside. This often is the hardest time of year for sufferers of allergies or asthma if our homes have poor indoor air quality. Luckily, Gordon Air Conditioning has some ways you can keep your indoor air as healthy as possible. Regularly Change Your Air Filters Your air filter protects you from pollutants and allergens inside your home. They capture pollen, bacteria, pet dander, and mold. This won’t 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 maintaining your system’s effectiveness. 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 obtainable that destroy the DNA of bacteria, viruses and fungi that pass through your system. Since the DNA is destroyed, these contaminants can’t grow or increase. Moreover, germicidal lights have been found to minimize 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 constantly running. Duct Cleaning Many households produce a lot of dust and dirt every year, and your home comfort system is responsible for filtering bad 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 enjoyable side effects of making your home smell better and helping you breathe easier. We understand your home has unique needs and we have several ideas to help improve your indoor air quality. Call us at 850-682-5509 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.