How You Can Reduce the Effects of Allergies in Your Home This Fall

If you’re suffering from bad allergies, there’s a chance that it’s because you have poor air. As we go 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 suffer from allergies or asthma, bad indoor air quality may be our worst enemy. So what can we do to keep those allergens at bay?

Regularly Change Your Air Filters

The average air filter lasts a month or two, depending on your lifestyle (some even 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 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 offers the highest UV light intensity on the market. Germicidal lights are an effective, non-chemical means of eliminating contaminants within your home’s comfort system. These lights eliminate the DNA of bacteria, viruses and fungi that are inside 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 operating, a germicidal light will still be working to keep your air clean and healthy.

Duct Cleaning

The normal home produces quite a bit of dirt and dust through 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 get rid of any contaminants that could be lodged, make your home smell more pleasant, 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 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 713-469-3357 or schedule an appointment online.