How You Can Reduce the Effects of Allergies in Your Home This Fall08/15/2016If you’re putting up with bad allergies, there’s a chance that it’s because you have bad air. As we move from summer into fall indoor air quality becomes even more important. As the weather gets cooler, windows are shut and we start hanging out inside more often. For those of us that deal with allergies or asthma, less than ideal indoor air quality could be our worst enemy. So what can we do to keep those allergens at bay? Regularly Change Your Air Filters The regular air filter lasts a month or two, depending on your lifestyle (some even longer). Your air filter is the first line of defense against pollutants and allergens. The better air filters get rid of pollen, bacteria, pet dander and mold from your air. If you’re not switching out your filter regularly, they aren’t able to do their job. An extra bonus to all the fresh air you’re breathing is that a clean filter also increases your unit’s efficiency. UV Germicidal Lights Lennox offers the highest UV light intensity on the market. Germicidal lights are an effective, non-chemical means of destroying pollutants within your home’s comfort system. These lights destroy the DNA of bacteria, viruses and fungi that are inside your system which keeps them from growing or multiplying. Our germicidal lights lower the concentration of microorganisms by 50% in as little as 45 minutes. Even when your system is not currently working, a germicidal light will still be running to keep your air clean and healthy. Duct Cleaning The regular home generates quite a bit of dirt and dust through the year. Your home comfort system has to filter through that dust. A duct cleaning will remove dirt and debris that has piled up in your system. This can help do away with any contaminants that may be lodged, make your home smell better, and help you breathe easier. These are just some of the options that are available to improve your indoor air quality. Every home and every home owner has unique needs and we will work with you to be sure your home’s needs are being met every step of the way. If you have any questions about boosting your indoor air quality or about home comfort in general give us a call at 478-784-1109 or set up an appointment online.