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

If you’re dealing with bad allergies, there’s a chance that it’s because you have poor air. As we go 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, bad indoor air quality might be our worst enemy. So what can we do to keep those allergens out of our homes?

Regularly Change Your Air Filters

The normal air filter lasts a month or two, based on your lifestyle (some even longer). Your air filter is the first line of defense against contaminants 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 additional bonus to all the fresh air you’re breathing is that a clean filter also improves your unit’s efficiency.

UV Germicidal Lights

Lennox has the best 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 in 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 average home creates quite a bit of dirt and dust through 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 added up in your system. This can help do away with any impurities that might be lodged, make your home smell better, and help you breathe easier.

These are just a few of the options that are available to improve your indoor air quality. Every home and every home owner has different 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 boosting your indoor air quality or about home comfort in general give us a call at 540-369-3790 or arrange an appointment online.