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 bad air. As we transition from summer into fall indoor air quality becomes even more important. As the weather gets cooler, windows are shut and we start staying indoors more often. 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 away?

Regularly Change Your Air Filters

The average air filter lasts a month or two, based on your lifestyle (some even longer). 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 swapping 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 boosts 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 contaminants 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 running, a germicidal light will still be working to keep your air clean and healthy.

Duct Cleaning

The average home creates quite a bit of dirt and dust throughout the year. Your home comfort system has to filter through that dust. A duct cleaning will get rid of 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 things 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 make sure 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 205-208-8090 or set up an appointment online.

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