If you’re suffering from 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 off, windows are shut and we start staying indoors more often. For those of us that suffer from allergies or asthma, poor indoor air quality could be our worst enemy. So what can we do to keep those allergens away?
Regularly Change Your Air Filters
The regular air filter lasts a month or two, based on your lifestyle (some last longer). 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 changing your filter on a regular schedule, 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 increases your unit’s efficiency.
UV Germicidal Lights
Lennox carries the top UV light intensity on the market. Germicidal lights are an effective, non-chemical means of destroying pollutants within your home’s comfort system. These lights eliminate 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 working, a germicidal light will still be running to keep your air clean and healthy.
The regular 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 rid your system of dirt and debris that has gotten clogged in your system. This can help do away with any contaminants that might be lodged, make your home smell better, and help you breathe easier.
These are just a couple of the things 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 make sure 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 505-445-1250 or arrange an appointment online.