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

If you’re dealing with bad allergies, there’s a chance that it’s because you have less than ideal air. As we transition from summer into fall indoor air quality becomes even more important. As the weather gets cooler, windows are shut and we start spending more time indoors. For those of us that suffer from allergies or asthma, less than ideal indoor air quality might 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, based 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 switching 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 carries the best UV light intensity on the market. Germicidal lights are an effective, non-chemical means of getting rid of pollutants within your home’s comfort system. These lights destroy 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 operating to keep your air clean and healthy.

Duct Cleaning

The average home generates quite a bit of dirt and dust annually. Your home comfort system has to filter through that dust. A duct cleaning will remove dirt and debris that has piled up in your system. This can help remove any pollutants that could be lodged, make your home smell nicer, and help you breathe easier.

These are just a few of the options 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 bettering your indoor air quality or about home comfort in general give us a call at 952-373-0377 or arrange an appointment online.

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