If you’re dealing 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 off, windows are shut and we start staying indoors more often. For those of us that deal 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 average air filter lasts a month or two, dependent on your lifestyle (some even longer). Your air filter is the first line of defense against impurities and allergens. The better air filters get rid of pollen, bacteria, pet dander and mold from your air. If you’re not switching out your filter on a regular schedule, 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 carries 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 eliminate 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.
The regular home produces quite a bit of dirt and dust annually. Your home comfort system has to filter through that dust. A duct cleaning will get rid of dirt and debris that has added up in your system. This can help do away with any contaminants that could be lodged, make your home smell better, and help you breathe easier.
These are just a few of the options that are available to enhance your indoor air quality. Every home and every home owner has unique 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 bettering your indoor air quality or about home comfort in general give us a call at 805-242-9638 or arrange an appointment online.