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 suffer from allergies or asthma, poor indoor air quality might be our worst enemy. So what can we do to keep those allergens at bay? Regularly Change Your Air Filters The regular air filter lasts a month or two, based on your lifestyle (some even 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 swapping out your filter regularly, 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 increases your unit’s efficiency. UV Germicidal Lights Lennox has the best UV light intensity on the market. Germicidal lights are an effective, non-chemical means of destroying pollutants within your home’s comfort system. These lights get rid of the DNA of bacteria, viruses and fungi that reside within 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 operating, 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 throughout the year. Your home comfort system has to filter through that dust. A duct cleaning will get rid of dirt and debris that has gotten clogged in your system. This can help remove any contaminants that might be lodged, make your home smell nicer, and help you breathe easier. These are just some of the products and services 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 be 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 417-544-4430 or set up an appointment online.