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 gets cooler, windows are shut and we start staying indoors more often. For those of us that put up with allergies or asthma, poor 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, depending on your lifestyle (some last longer). 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 swapping out your filter on a regular basis, 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 improves your unit’s efficiency.
UV Germicidal Lights
Lennox has the best 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 get rid of 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 operating, a germicidal light will still be working 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 added up in your system. This can help do away with any impurities that may be lodged, make your home smell more pleasant, and help you breathe easier.
These are just some 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 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 916-243-6714 or schedule an appointment online.