How You Can Reduce the Effects of Allergies in Your Home This Fall

If you’re putting up with bad allergies, there’s a chance that it’s because you have poor 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 hanging out inside more often. For those of us that put up with allergies or asthma, less than ideal 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 regular air filter lasts a month or two, dependent on your lifestyle (some even more). Your air filter is the first line of defense against pollutants and allergens. The better air filters eliminate pollen, bacteria, pet dander and mold from your air. If you’re not swapping out 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 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 contaminants within your home’s comfort system. These lights destroy the DNA of bacteria, viruses and fungi that are inside your system which keeps them from growing or multiplying. Our germicidal lights decrease the concentration of microorganisms by 50% in as little as 45 minutes. Even when your system is not currently operating, a germicidal light will still be operating 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 rid your system of dirt and debris that has added up in your system. This can help get rid of any impurities that might be lodged, make your home smell more pleasant, and help you breathe easier.

These are just a couple of the products and services that are available to improve 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 201-268-5663 or schedule an appointment online.