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 gets cooler, windows are shut and we start hanging out inside more often. For those of us that suffer from allergies or asthma, less than ideal 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 regular air filter lasts a month or two, based on your lifestyle (some even more). Your air filter is the first line of defense against pollutants 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 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 offers the top UV light intensity on the market. Germicidal lights are an effective, non-chemical means of getting rid of impurities within your home’s comfort system. These lights destroy the DNA of bacteria, viruses and fungi that are inside 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 working to keep your air clean and healthy. Duct Cleaning The average home generates 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 contaminants that might be lodged, make your home smell more pleasant, and help you breathe easier. These are just some of the options that are available to better 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 improving your indoor air quality or about home comfort in general give us a call at 703-754-1062 or set up an appointment online.