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

If you’re suffering from 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 put up with allergies or asthma, poor indoor air quality might 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, dependent 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 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 boosts 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 get rid of 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 running, a germicidal light will still be operating to keep your air clean and healthy.

Duct Cleaning

The average home produces quite a bit of dirt and dust throughout the year. Your home comfort system has to filter through that dust. A duct cleaning will get rid of dirt and debris that has gotten clogged in your system. This can help get rid of any contaminants that might be lodged, make your home smell better, and help you breathe easier.

These are just a couple of the options that are available to better your indoor air quality. Every home and every home owner has individual 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 boosting your indoor air quality or about home comfort in general give us a call at 847-306-8990 or arrange an appointment online.

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