Regularly, poor indoor air quality is the reason for allergy and asthma attacks. As we move into fall, indoor air quality becomes extra important as we shut our homes and spend more time inside. This often is the toughest time of year for sufferers of allergies or asthma if our homes have poor indoor air quality. Luckily, Air-Right Energy Design, Inc. has several 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 trap pollen, bacteria, pet dander, and mold. This can’t be the case if you’re not consistently changing your filter in accordance to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Furthermore, a clean air filter means you are preserving 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 highest UV intensity obtainable that kill the DNA of bacteria, viruses and fungi that pass through your system. Once 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 succeed to keep your air clean and healthy, even when your system isn’t consecutively running.
Many households produce a lot of dust and dirt each year, and your home comfort system is reliable for filtering it 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 pleasing side effects of making your home smell better and helping you breathe better.
We understand your home has unique needs and we have different options to help enhance your indoor air quality. Call us at 703-260-1148 for ideas about improving your indoor air quality or with any questions you have about your home comfort in general.