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 cools down, 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 could be our worst enemy. So, what can we do to keep those allergens at bay?
Regularly Change Your Air Filters
The normal air filter lasts a month or two, based on your lifestyle (some even more). 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 switching out your filter regularly, 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 has the highest UV light intensity on the market. Germicidal lights are an effective, non-chemical means of eliminating pollutants 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 running, a germicidal light will still be running to keep your air clean and healthy.
The regular home creates 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 contaminants that might be lodged, make your home smell nicer, and help you breathe easier.
These are just some of the options that are available to better your indoor air quality. Every home and every homeowner has different 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 (832) 957-9332 or arrange an appointment online.