If you’re dealing 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 off, windows are shut and we start spending more time indoors. For those of us that deal with allergies or asthma, poor 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, depending on your lifestyle (some last longer). Your air filter is the first line of defense against impurities and allergens. The better air filters eliminate 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 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 has the best UV light intensity on the market. Germicidal lights are an effective, non-chemical means of getting rid of pollutants within your home’s comfort system. These lights get rid of 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 running, 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 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 piled up in your system. This can help remove any contaminants that might be lodged, make your home smell nicer, and help you breathe easier.
These are just a couple 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 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 561-533-6066 or set up an appointment online.