How You Can Reduce the Effects of Allergies in Your Home This Fall08/15/2016If you’re suffering from 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, less than ideal indoor air quality may be our worst enemy. So what can we do to keep those allergens out of our homes? Regularly Change Your Air Filters The average air filter lasts a month or two, dependent on your lifestyle (some even more). Your air filter is the first line of defense against impurities and allergens. The better air filters get rid of pollen, bacteria, pet dander and mold from your air. If you’re not changing your filter on a regular basis, they aren’t able to do their job. An added bonus to all the fresh air you’re breathing is that a clean filter also increases 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 getting rid of impurities within your home’s comfort system. These lights destroy the DNA of bacteria, viruses and fungi that are in your system which keeps them from growing or multiplying. Our germicidal lights reduce 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 produces quite a bit of dirt and dust throughout the year. Your home comfort system has to filter through that dust. A duct cleaning will rid your system of dirt and debris that has gotten clogged in your system. This can help do away with any pollutants that might be lodged, make your home smell nicer, and help you breathe easier. These are just a few of the products and services that are available to enhance your indoor air quality. Every home and every home owner has different needs and we will work with you to make sure your home’s needs are being met every step of the way. If you have any questions about improving your indoor air quality or about home comfort in general give us a call at 540-483-5605 or schedule an appointment online.