If you’re suffering from 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 put up with allergies or asthma, less than ideal indoor air quality may 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 last longer). Your air filter is the first line of defense against impurities 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 basis, 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 highest UV light intensity on the market. Germicidal lights are an effective, non-chemical means of destroying pollutants within your home’s comfort system. These lights eliminate the DNA of bacteria, viruses and fungi that reside within 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 operating to keep your air clean and healthy.
The normal 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 rid your system of dirt and debris that has piled up in your system. This can help remove any impurities that may be lodged, make your home smell more pleasant, 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 be 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 408-215-1018 or arrange an appointment online.