If you’re putting up 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 hanging out inside more often. For those of us that deal with allergies or asthma, bad indoor air quality might be our worst enemy. So what can we do to keep those allergens out of our homes?
Regularly Change Your Air Filters
The average air filter lasts a month or two, depending on your lifestyle (some last longer). 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 changing your filter on a regular basis, they aren’t able to do their job. An extra bonus to all the fresh air you’re breathing is that a clean filter also boosts your unit’s efficiency.
UV Germicidal Lights
Lennox carries the highest 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 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 average home produces 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 piled up in your system. This can help get rid of any pollutants that may be lodged, make your home smell nicer, and help you breathe easier.
These are just some 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 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 256-270-1196 or schedule an appointment online.