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 off, windows are shut and we start spending more time indoors. For those of us that suffer from allergies or asthma, bad indoor air quality could be our worst enemy. So what can we do to keep those allergens out of our homes?
Regularly Change Your Air Filters
The regular air filter lasts a month or two, based on your lifestyle (some even longer). Your air filter is the first line of defense against impurities and allergens. The better air filters eliminate pollen, bacteria, pet dander and mold from your air. If you’re not swapping out your filter regularly, 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 has the top 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 get rid of 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 working, a germicidal light will still be working to keep your air clean and healthy.
The regular 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 get rid of dirt and debris that has piled up in your system. This can help get rid of any impurities that might be lodged, make your home smell more pleasant, 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 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 boosting your indoor air quality or about home comfort in general give us a call at 402-509-5940 or arrange an appointment online.