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

If you’re putting up 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 hanging out inside more often. For those of us that put up with allergies or asthma, bad indoor air quality may be our worst enemy. So what can we do to keep those allergens away?

Regularly Change Your Air Filters

The regular air filter lasts a month or two, depending on your lifestyle (some last longer). Your air filter is the first line of defense against contaminants 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 improves 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 getting rid of contaminants 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 decrease 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 produces 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 added up in your system. This can help get rid of any pollutants that may be lodged, make your home smell more pleasant, and help you breathe easier.

These are just a few of the things that are available to improve 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 815-410-1231 or schedule an appointment online.

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