How You Can Reduce the Effects of Allergies in Your Home This Fall08/15/2016If you’re dealing with bad allergies, there’s a chance that it’s because you have less than ideal 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 spending more time indoors. 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 normal air filter lasts a month or two, based on your lifestyle (some even more). Your air filter is the first line of defense against contaminants and allergens. The better air filters remove 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 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 carries the top UV light intensity on the market. Germicidal lights are an effective, non-chemical means of destroying impurities 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 working to keep your air clean and healthy. Duct Cleaning The regular home generates quite a bit of dirt and dust annually. Your home comfort system has to filter through that dust. A duct cleaning will remove dirt and debris that has gotten clogged in your system. This can help do away with any contaminants that may be lodged, make your home smell nicer, and help you breathe easier. These are just a few of the options 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 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 724-452-6280 or set up an appointment online.