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

Frequently, poor indoor air quality is the reason for allergy and asthma outbursts. As we shift into fall, indoor air quality becomes increasingly vital as we board our homes and spend more time inside. This might be the hardest time of year for prey of allergies or asthma if our homes have poor indoor air quality. Luckily, Ocean Air Conditioning and Heating has a few ways you can keep your indoor air as fresh 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 occur 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 effectiveness.

UV Germicidal Lights

Germicidal lights give you an effective, non-chemical way to end pollutants when they circulate through your home comfort system. Lennox® offers germicidal lights with the most UV intensity produced that destroy the DNA of bacteria, viruses and fungi that pass through your system. Once the DNA is destroyed, 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 actively running.

Duct Cleaning

Many households breed a lot of dust and dirt every year, and your home comfort system is responsible for filtering these 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 enjoyable side effects of making your home smell better and helping you breathe comfortably.

We realize your home has unique needs and we have many ideas to help improve your indoor air quality. Call us at 949-525-9119 for ideas about improving your indoor air quality or with any questions you have about your home comfort in general.