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 move from summer into fall indoor air quality becomes even more important. As the weather gets cooler, windows are shut and we start hanging out inside more often. For those of us that suffer from allergies or asthma, poor indoor air quality might 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 last longer). Your air filter is the first line of defense against contaminants and allergens. The better air filters remove pollen, bacteria, pet dander and mold from your air. If you’re not changing your filter on a regular schedule, they aren’t able to do their job. An extra bonus to all the fresh air you’re breathing is that a clean filter also boosts your unit’s efficiency. UV Germicidal Lights Lennox has the best 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 get rid of the DNA of bacteria, viruses and fungi that reside within 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 running, a germicidal light will still be operating to keep your air clean and healthy. Duct Cleaning The average 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 added up in your system. This can help get rid of any contaminants that might be lodged, make your home smell more pleasant, and help you breathe easier. These are just some of the options that are available to enhance 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 bettering your indoor air quality or about home comfort in general give us a call at 724-745-7404 or schedule an appointment online.