If you’re dealing with bad allergies, there’s a chance that it’s because you have bad 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 staying indoors more often. For those of us that deal with allergies or asthma, poor indoor air quality could be our worst enemy. So what can we do to keep those allergens at bay?
Regularly Change Your Air Filters
The normal air filter lasts a month or two, dependent 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 swapping out your filter regularly, 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 getting rid of pollutants 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 reduce 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 average home generates quite a bit of dirt and dust annually. Your home comfort system has to filter through that dust. A duct cleaning will get rid of dirt and debris that has added up in your system. This can help get rid of any contaminants that may be lodged, make your home smell more pleasant, and help you breathe easier.
These are just a couple 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 be 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 704-233-7363 or set up an appointment online.