How You Can Reduce the Effects of Allergies in Your Home This Fall08/15/2016If you’re putting up with bad allergies, there’s a chance that it’s because you have less than ideal air. As we go 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 suffer from allergies or asthma, less than ideal 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, dependent on your lifestyle (some even more). 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 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 has the top UV light intensity on the market. Germicidal lights are an effective, non-chemical means of eliminating pollutants within your home’s comfort system. These lights get rid of 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 running, a germicidal light will still be working to keep your air clean and healthy. Duct Cleaning The regular home generates quite a bit of dirt and dust through the year. 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 remove any impurities that could be lodged, make your home smell better, and help you breathe easier. These are just a couple of the options that are available to better your indoor air quality. Every home and every home owner has different 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 bettering your indoor air quality or about home comfort in general give us a call at 308-995-8177 or arrange an appointment online.