If you’re suffering from bad allergies, there’s a chance that it’s because you have bad air. As we go 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 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 out of our homes?
Regularly Change Your Air Filters
The normal air filter lasts a month or two, dependent on your lifestyle (some last longer). 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 schedule, they aren’t able to do their job. An added bonus to all the fresh air you’re breathing is that a clean filter also increases 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 destroying impurities within your home’s comfort system. These lights eliminate the DNA of bacteria, viruses and fungi that are in 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 operating, a germicidal light will still be working to keep your air clean and healthy.
The regular 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 gotten clogged in your system. This can help get rid of 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 improve 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 boosting your indoor air quality or about home comfort in general give us a call at 302-231-1380 or arrange an appointment online.