How You Can Reduce the Effects of Allergies in Your Home This Fall08/15/2016If you’re dealing 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 put up with allergies or asthma, poor 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 normal air filter lasts a month or two, depending on your lifestyle (some even more). Your air filter is the first line of defense against contaminants and allergens. The better air filters eliminate pollen, bacteria, pet dander and mold from your air. If you’re not switching 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 increases 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 destroying impurities within your home’s comfort system. These lights get rid of 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. Duct Cleaning The normal home generates 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 piled up in your system. This can help do away with any contaminants that could be lodged, make your home smell nicer, and help you breathe easier. These are just some 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 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 626-478-2922 or arrange an appointment online.