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 move 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 put up with allergies or asthma, poor indoor air quality could be our worst enemy. So what can we do to keep those allergens away? Regularly Change Your Air Filters The normal air filter lasts a month or two, dependent on your lifestyle (some even more). Your air filter is the first line of defense against pollutants and allergens. The better air filters remove pollen, bacteria, pet dander and mold from your air. If you’re not changing 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 boosts your unit’s efficiency. UV Germicidal Lights Lennox has the top UV light intensity on the market. Germicidal lights are an effective, non-chemical means of eliminating pollutants within your home’s comfort system. These lights eliminate the DNA of bacteria, viruses and fungi that reside within 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 regular home creates quite a bit of dirt and dust throughout the year. 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 do away with any contaminants that could be lodged, make your home smell more pleasant, and help you breathe easier. These are just a couple of the options 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 be 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 319-524-3714 or set up an appointment online.