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Ways Your Heating System Can Help With Allergies

Ontario, CA heating concerns are mainly seasonal affairs, with furnaces and other heaters getting us through the occasional chilly night rather than lengthy periods of freezing temperatures. But with a few upgrades, your heating system can do much more than simply keep you warm. Here in the Inland Empire, air quality can be a significant concern, with desert dust, allergens and smog affecting sensitive residents. Luckily, there are ways your heating system can help with allergies, and improve the indoor air quality in general.

It starts with the basic filter on you HVAC system, which you should inspect and change regularly. High-end filters can capture dust and dirt particles before they enter your system and changing them regularly helps ensure that they stay clean. If you want something more thorough – if you have a family member who suffers from allergies, for instance – then look into installing an electronic air cleaner with your heating system. These units use charged ions to render pollutants inert and cause them to stick to a collection plate in the cleaner. They won’t move into your home and you’re left with cleaner, healthier air as a result.

Another option is a UV germicidal light, which uses ultraviolet rays beyond the spectrum of the human eye to kill germs and bacteria in the air. Your heating system is often dark and moisture can creep in to breaches in the system, creating a fertile breeding ground for mold and germs. UV lights act to “scrub” your air, ensuring that such contaminants never enter your home.

If you’re looking for ways your heating system can help with allergies, then give the Ontario, CA heating service experts at Avis Plumbing, Heating and Air a call. We’re proud to serve the greater Inland Empire and we can handle heating concerns of all varieties. We understand the unique concerns that residents out here have about the quality of their air, and our trained staff of professionals has a great deal of experience in installing and maintaining air cleaning systems such as UV lights and electronic air cleaners. If you’d like your heater to help keep your air clean as well as warm, then give us a call today. You’ll be glad you did!

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