If you’re putting up with bad allergies, there’s a chance that it’s because you have bad air. As we transition from summer into fall indoor air quality becomes even more important. As the weather cools down, windows are shut and we start spending more time indoors. For those of us that suffer from allergies or asthma, poor indoor air quality might be our worst enemy. So what can we do to keep those allergens at bay?
Regularly Change Your Air Filters
The normal air filter lasts a month or two, based on your lifestyle (some last longer). Your air filter is the first line of defense against pollutants and allergens. The better air filters eliminate pollen, bacteria, pet dander and mold from your air. If you’re not swapping out your filter on a regular schedule, 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 boosts your unit’s efficiency.
UV Germicidal Lights
Lennox carries the top UV light intensity on the market. Germicidal lights are an effective, non-chemical means of eliminating contaminants within your home’s comfort system. These lights eliminate the DNA of bacteria, viruses and fungi that are inside your system which keeps them from growing or multiplying. Our germicidal lights decrease the concentration of microorganisms by 50% in as little as 45 minutes. Even when your system is not currently operating, a germicidal light will still be running to keep your air clean and healthy.
The normal 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 get rid of dirt and debris that has piled up in your system. This can help remove any contaminants that may be lodged, make your home smell more pleasant, and help you breathe easier.
These are just a few of the things that are available to enhance your indoor air quality. Every home and every home owner has individual needs and we will work with you to ensure your home’s needs are being met every step of the way. If you have any questions about bettering your indoor air quality or about home comfort in general give us a call at 478-202-3170 or arrange an appointment online.