How You Can Reduce the Effects of Allergies in Your Home This Fall08/15/2016If you’re suffering from bad allergies, there’s a chance that it’s because you have less than ideal 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, poor indoor air quality might be our worst enemy. So what can we do to keep those allergens away? 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 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 added 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 highest 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 eliminate the DNA of bacteria, viruses and fungi that are in 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 average home produces quite a bit of dirt and dust throughout the year. 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 pollutants that may be lodged, make your home smell better, and help you breathe easier. These are just some of the options that are available to better your indoor air quality. Every home and every home owner has unique 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 205-758-2703 or set up an appointment online.