If you’re dealing with bad allergies, there’s a chance that it’s because you have bad 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 hanging out inside more often. For those of us that suffer from allergies or asthma, less than ideal indoor air quality could be our worst enemy. So what can we do to keep those allergens out of our homes?
Regularly Change Your Air Filters
The regular air filter lasts a month or two, dependent on your lifestyle (some last 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 on a regular schedule, 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 improves 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 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 working, 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 impurities that may 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 individual 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 863-216-2923 or arrange an appointment online.