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 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 deal with allergies or asthma, poor 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, dependent on your lifestyle (some last longer). Your air filter is the first line of defense against impurities 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 on a regular schedule, 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 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 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 working, a germicidal light will still be running to keep your air clean and healthy. Duct Cleaning The average 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 added up in your system. This can help get rid of any impurities that may 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 ensure your home’s needs are being met every step of the way. If you have any questions about improving your indoor air quality or about home comfort in general give us a call at 706-722-5304 or schedule an appointment online.