If you’re dealing with bad allergies, there’s a chance that it’s because you have bad air. As we move from summer into fall indoor air quality becomes even more important. As the weather cools down, windows are shut and we start spending more time indoors. For those of us that put up with 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 regular air filter lasts a month or two, based on your lifestyle (some even more). Your air filter is the first line of defense against impurities and allergens. The better air filters eliminate 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 improves your unit’s efficiency.
UV Germicidal Lights
Lennox offers the top UV light intensity on the market. Germicidal lights are an effective, non-chemical means of destroying contaminants 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 lower 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 working 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 remove dirt and debris that has gotten clogged in your system. This can help do away with any pollutants that could be lodged, make your home smell better, and help you breathe easier.
These are just a few of the things that are available to enhance 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 improving your indoor air quality or about home comfort in general give us a call at (815)914-6197 or schedule an appointment online.