How You Can Reduce the Effects of Allergies in Your Home This Fall08/15/2016If you’re putting up 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 staying indoors more often. For those of us that deal with allergies or asthma, bad indoor air quality could be our worst enemy. So what can we do to keep those allergens at bay? Regularly Change Your Air Filters The average air filter lasts a month or two, based on your lifestyle (some even longer). Your air filter is the first line of defense against pollutants and allergens. The better air filters get rid of 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 offers the top UV light intensity on the market. Germicidal lights are an effective, non-chemical means of eliminating contaminants within your home’s comfort system. These lights destroy the DNA of bacteria, viruses and fungi that reside within 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 normal home creates quite a bit of dirt and dust annually. 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 pollutants that may be lodged, make your home smell better, and help you breathe easier. These are just some of the options 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 bettering your indoor air quality or about home comfort in general give us a call at 410-355-6010 or schedule an appointment online.