How You Can Reduce the Effects of Allergies in Your Home This Fall08/15/2016If you’re dealing with bad allergies, there’s a chance that it’s because you have poor air. As we move from summer into fall indoor air quality becomes even more important. As the weather cools down, windows are shut and we start hanging out inside more often. For those of us that suffer from allergies or asthma, bad 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, 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 changing your filter on a regular basis, 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 improves 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 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 lower 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 remove dirt and debris that has gotten clogged in your system. This can help get rid of any pollutants that could be lodged, make your home smell nicer, and help you breathe easier. These are just a few of the products and services 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 bettering your indoor air quality or about home comfort in general give us a call at 309-517-7511 or schedule an appointment online.