How You Can Reduce the Effects of Allergies in Your Home This Fall08/15/2016If you’re suffering from bad allergies, there’s a chance that it’s because you have less than ideal air. As we transition from summer into fall indoor air quality becomes even more important. As the weather gets cooler, windows are shut and we start staying indoors more often. For those of us that suffer from allergies or asthma, less than ideal 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, based on your lifestyle (some even more). Your air filter is the first line of defense against contaminants and allergens. The better air filters get rid of pollen, bacteria, pet dander and mold from your air. If you’re not changing your filter on a regular basis, 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 increases your unit’s efficiency. UV Germicidal Lights Lennox carries the highest UV light intensity on the market. Germicidal lights are an effective, non-chemical means of getting rid of contaminants within your home’s comfort system. These lights destroy the DNA of bacteria, viruses and fungi that are in 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 running, a germicidal light will still be working to keep your air clean and healthy. Duct Cleaning The average home produces 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 gotten clogged in your system. This can help remove any impurities that could be lodged, make your home smell better, 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 individual 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 281-713-8304 or schedule an appointment online.