If you’re putting up with bad allergies, there’s a chance that it’s because you have poor air. As we move from summer into fall indoor air quality becomes even more important. As the weather cools down, windows are shut and we start hanging out inside more often. For those of us that put up with allergies or asthma, less than ideal indoor air quality may be our worst enemy. So what can we do to keep those allergens away?
Regularly Change Your Air Filters
The normal air filter lasts a month or two, based 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 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 carries the best 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 get rid of 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 running, a germicidal light will still be running to keep your air clean and healthy.
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 remove dirt and debris that has piled up in your system. This can help remove any impurities that could be lodged, make your home smell nicer, 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 ensure your home’s needs are being met every step of the way. If you have any questions about boosting your indoor air quality or about home comfort in general give us a call at 503-663-8033 or schedule an appointment online.