How You Can Reduce the Effects of Allergies in Your Home This Fall

Regularly, poor indoor air quality is the reason for allergy and asthma attacks. As we transition into fall, indoor air quality becomes more crucial as we shut our homes and spend more time inside. This might be the hardest time of year for victims of allergies or asthma if our homes have poor indoor air quality. Luckily, Kohles & Bach Heating & Cooling has a few 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 won’t be the case if you’re not regularly exchanging your filter in accordance to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Additionally, a clean air filter means you are preserving your system’s productivity.

UV Germicidal Lights

Germicidal lights give you an effective, non-chemical way to terminate pollutants when they circulate through your home comfort system. Lennox® offers germicidal lights with the greatest 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 reproduce. What’s even better is that germicidal lights have been found to reduce 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 produce large amounts of dust and dirt every year, and your home comfort system is accountable for filtering bad things out of your air. Over 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 easier.

We realize your home has unique needs and we have different solutions to help improve your indoor air quality. Call us at 515-207-6569 for ideas about improving your indoor air quality or with any questions you have about your home comfort in general. 

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