How You Can Reduce the Effects of Allergies in Your Home This Fall08/15/2016If you’re suffering from bad allergies, there’s a chance that it’s because you have less than ideal 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 spending more time indoors. For those of us that suffer from allergies or asthma, poor indoor air quality might be our worst enemy. So what can we do to keep those allergens out of our homes? Regularly Change Your Air Filters The average air filter lasts a month or two, depending on your lifestyle (some even more). 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 extra bonus to all the fresh air you’re breathing is that a clean filter also improves your unit’s efficiency. UV Germicidal Lights Lennox carries 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 get rid of 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 working, a germicidal light will still be running to keep your air clean and healthy. Duct Cleaning 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 get rid of dirt and debris that has piled up in your system. This can help do away with any pollutants that might be lodged, make your home smell more pleasant, and help you breathe easier. These are just a couple of the things 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 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 417-739-4606 or arrange an appointment online.